DELRAY, Fla. – Exactly 14 days before voters hit the polls, President Obama released a glossy, magazine-style brochure outlining his plan for a second term.
The 20-page document signals a final play for undecided voters in key states, and an attempt to counter Republican attacks of late that Obama has failed to lay out a specific agenda.
The Obama campaign has printed 3.5 million copies, planning to send 1.5 million to field offices across the country and distribute the rest by direct mail, an official said.
Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and other surrogates will reference it on the stump this week.
We will “ask our massive grassroots network to do everything they can to share the plan with their family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and others to reach every undecided voter in the remaining days of this election and ensure they understand the choice,” an Obama campaign official said.
The document outlines broad strokes of Obama’s plans on manufacturing, energy, education, taxes and entitlements but does not detail new policy or proposals.
A new 60-second TV ad, released in tandem with the booklet, features Obama speaking directly to the camera about his plans.
Republicans said the booklet and ad were signs of desperation from Obama.
“It’s simply more repackaging of what we’ve already heard,” Republican National Committee spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski said.