CNN's Jessica Yellin: 'Not Anything Significantly New' In Obama's Just-Released Second Term Plan

Appearing at a campaign event in Delray, Florida, Tuesday, President Obama revealed a 20-page booklet called “The New Economic Patriotism: A Plan For Jobs & Middle-Class Security.”

CNN's Jessica Yellin reporting from the scene amazingly said, "There’s not anything significantly new in here" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

CAROL COSTELLO, ANCHOR: It is interesting that he puts out this plan because the big critique about him has been that he has no plan for a second term. He keeps going over what he terms as accomplishments, but nothing will really change in a second term, and I’m just wondering why it took him till fourteen days before the election to put a plan out.

JESSICA YELLIN: I wouldn't put it that way because he has put this out before. He’s just never put it out in a booklet like this. We heard these same details at the Democratic convention. We’ve heard them from his mouth on the campaign stump for days and months and weeks. And so my point is there’s not anything significantly new in here. It’s just all compiled in a nice booklet now. So we get the point that there is something, but you can still critique it for lacking details about will he pursue immigration reform - what specifically would the tax reform plan look like drilling down into the details.


"There’s not anything significantly new in here."

You gotta like it when a reporter says something live on the spur of the moment she's likely going to regret hours from now when she sees the videotape.

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