“Yes or no? Are Americans better off today then they were four years ago?” asked Stephanopoulos later in the interview.If you're not going to answer the question, just say so...
“I think everybody understands we were this close to a great depression. Because of the leadership of this president, we staved that off. We are beginning to recover. We have a lot more work to do,” responded Plouffe.
“We have clearly improved form the depths of the recession,” Plouffe also said. “The question for the American people is which path are we going to take,” he added.
Other prominent Democrats were posed with the same question on Sunday.
“Can you honestly say that people are better off today than they were four years ago?” CBS’s Bob Schieffer asked Democratic Governors Association Chairman Martin O’Malley on “Face The Nation.”
“No, but that’s not the question of this election,” O’Malley said. “The question, without a doubt, we are not as well as we were off before George Bush brought us the Bush job losses, the Bush recession, the Bush deficits.”
Sunday, September 02, 2012
It's the one that the President's surrogates don't seem to want to answer: