Obama's Same Old, Same Old | RealClearPolitics Perhaps the reason for President Obama's flat and energy-less speech Thursday night -- TV cameras panning the convention floor actually showed delegates falling asleep -- was that he already knew Friday's jobs numbers were going to be a disaster. The August unemployment report completely punctured his argument that if you just give him four more years, his policies will solve the economy. Of course, reading through the speech, I didn't see the word "jobs" mentioned once. In fact, though I could be wrong, I didn't see the word "growth" mentioned once. What I did see were constant references to government. Obama has taken to calling it "citizenship." But it's the same old, same old. Whether it's more money for the teachers unions, or more Solyndra-like green energy, or more for infrastructure, it translates to more government spending and dependency in a second Obama term, all to somehow be financed with tax hikes on the rich. Unfortunately, as former President Clinton mentioned in his convention speech, the arithmetic doesn't add up. ********************* We should note that Bill Clinton supports Obama because Obama getting re-elected puts Hillary in an open race come 2016. If Romney wins, she likely has no chance in 2016 and won't run 8 years from now. Larry tells it like it is. But many still think the Obama Money tree continues to pump out the free cash.