Obama: Core Philosophy of GOP Contenders Same
Byline: Jim Kuhnhen Associated Press
WASHINGTON In making the case for his re-election, President Barack Obama is arguing it doesnt matter who the Republicans nominate to run against him because the core philosophy of the GOP candidates is the same and will stand in sharp relief with his.
The president laid out an argument for a second term in a wide-ranging interview on CBS "60 Minutes" that aired Sunday, bluntly saying if voters believe in the Republican agenda of lower taxes, including for the wealthy, and weaker regulations then he will lose.
"I dont think thats where the American people are going to go," he added, "because I dont think the American people believe that based on what theyve seen before, thats going to work."
For some time, Democrats and Obama allies have been anticipating former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will ultimately win the Republican nomination. But with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich atop many polls now, Democrats have begun to train their fire on him.
"The contrast in visions between where I want to take the country and what . …