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In today's stump speech, a man who is rapidly becoming famous for his willingness to say anything, regardless of it's veracity, manages to stumble upon Obama's chief vulnerability: A propensity to promise big, deliver little, and then shrug off his shortcoming as doing the best he could.
Thus, focussing on the limping economic recovery, Romney jabs that Obama favors words over action..
Of course, Prez and his acolytes will rightly fume that action has been deliberately frustrated by a Republican party determined to subvert any amelioration in the interest of unseating a Democrat. Well and good.
Withal, the vulnerability persists. Weakness is never an easy sell.
By succumbing to his inner punk, Prez has brought this conundrum upon himself. There were a host of executive initiatives available which he eschewed, even as he dithered and delayed in making executive appointments which he is duty bound by job description to make. If he now must wear the "all talk, no action" jacket, he has no one to blame but Barry.