The most important speech of the next two years may be the one we hear from the presidenttomorrow at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time, on his plan for the budget of the United States. This is the first speech of his reelection campaign, but more than that, this is the speech that defines the playing field for probably the most important debate of his presidency.
Is Barack Obama the community organizer who cares first about the lives of the other 98 percent of America that doesn’t roll around in money all day? Or is he the politician who sees that the 2012 election will be bought and paid for by the richest corporations and their board members, CEOs and the Chamber of Commerce? We know who the Republicans and the corporatists in the Democratic party will support. Who is Barack Obama going to side with?