The Barack Obama campaign has a new gimmick on its web site that strikes me as slightly creepy. It showcases how "Julia" fares under President Obama and President Romney. It begins when Julia is three years old:
Under President Obama: Julia is enrolled in a Head Start program to help get her ready for school. Because of steps President Obama has taken to improve programs like this one, Julia joins thousands of students across the country who will start kindergarten ready to learn and succeed.
Under Mitt Romney: The Romney/Ryan budget could cut programs like Head Start by 20%, meaning the program would offer 200,000 fewer slots per year.
It goes on. How does President Obama do things when Julia is 17, 18, 22, 23, 25, 27, 31, 37, 42 ... you get the point. He's even still the president when she's 65:
Under President Obama: Julia enrolls in Medicare, helping her to afford preventive care and the prescription drugs she needs.
Under Mitt Romney: Medicare could end as we know it, leaving Julia with nothing but a voucher to buy insurance coverage, which means $6,350 extra per year for a similar plan.
That's kind of weird, right?