North Carolina, Soon to Host the Democratic National Convention, Responds to Candidate Obama.
See above video on Day 12 of the "You didn't build that!" gaffe from an ABC live local news clip of a Raleigh, North Carolina business owner's response to the Candidate Obama remark.
OFA Day 12.
See below video: OFA deputy impressario Stephanie Cutter makes her own version of the "You didn’t build that!" problem, and this time she asks for her partisans to review the context, as she calls it. OFA chooses 3:57 of the July 13 Roanoke, Virginia remarks, including the now famous "You didn't build that! Somebody else made that happen." Cutter's defense is again to ask for an interpretation that is possible but not probable, that Candidate Obama was talking about "roads and bridges" about "education." The "Somebody else made that happen!" is a stumbling detail. If Candidate Obama is reminding his audience that business owners did not build the road in front of their shops, or the wireless system that connects the data stream, then he is saying the obvious, the trite, the irrelevant. However the Candidate says "somebody else." This is not about road-building or bridge-building or communication invention. This is about another human being. The only possible suspect is a government human being. A federal or state worker. I ask myself, is there a federal or state worker anywhere who will make my job happen today, or tomorrow, or at any point in the last 12 years of broadcasting or the last four decades of writing? Same question comes to anyone who is worrying today correctly if his or her job will last through another recession? "Somebody else made that happen!" It is a tough sell to convince the audience that Candidate Obama was not mocking the self-made smarty-pants grinds of the nation who are always one paycheck from defeat. Also see below video of GOP.com response on Day 12 of the Candidate Obama problem.