Are you better off than you were four years ago?

Is it Reagan’s Revenge that the question Reagan posed to the nation in his 1980 debate with Jimmy Carter inevitably haunts Obama today as he stands for reelection? Watch David Axelrod dance around the question this morning on Fox News Sunday. I don’t think it’s enough for Romney to prevail that the answer to the question is no, any more than it was for Reagan, but the answer is no.

Incidentally, Maryland Governor (and Democrat Obama supporter) Martin O’Malley gave a direct answer to the question on Face the Nation this morning. As I say, the answer is no.

Update: And David Plouffe dodged the question three times on ABC’s This Week.


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