Mitt Romney has been talking up his five-point non-plan to create 12 million jobs since the convention. But it was only yesterday that Barack Obama released his own twenty-page report on the economic road ahead. So was Obama’s delay a slip-up or a strategy? Nation writer John Nichols joins MSNBC’s Hardball to highlight why Obama’s plan is well-aimed and well-timed in the countdown to November 6.

—Christie Thompson