The president said 'there's no tougher job than being a mom' in response to Democratic consultant Hilary Rosen's comments that Mitt Romney's wife wasn't qualified to discuss the economy because she had never worked.
President Obama is pushing Tuesday for the so-called Buffett rule – a proposal to ensure that millionaires pay a higher rate on federal income taxes than the middle class. He and Democrats see it as a guarantee that the rich will pay more, even if Congress again extends the Bush tax cuts.
Would a refusal by President Obama to endorse a super PAC really amount to unilateral disarmament? To the contrary, it would have given the president a rallying cry that nearly all Americans would get behind.