The president will unveil a 20-page “Blueprint for America’s Future” glossy at a 10 a.m. campaign event down here. 3.5 million copies of the plan are being printed. 1.5 million copies will go to field offices for distribution. Laid out like a magazine on 8 ½ by 11 paper, the guide has sections on reviving manufacturing and increasing American energy production, growing small businesses and improving education, fixing the tax code and improving health care and protecting retirement security.
“The President, Vice President, and all of our surrogates will hold up the plan at events and ask our massive grassroots network to do everything they can to share the plan with their family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and others to reach every undecided voter in the remaining days of this election and ensure they understand the choice between continuing to move America forward and going back to the same policies that devastated our economy and punished the middle class,” an Obama official tells POLITICO’s Morning Score.
The reelection campaign obviously does not want the attacks that Obama lacks detailed plans for a second term or a clear vision for the future to take hold. It was a central Romney argument in the debate and in the spin room afterward. Chicago thinks this is preposterous, pointing to Obama’s 2-minute direct-to-camera ad and various speeches he’s delivered over the last two years. They’re also rolling out a new 60-second spot on this theme that will go up today in Florida and other battleground states.