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Response to Andy Stanton (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 08:50 AM

11. Speak for yourself - One debate does not cancel what Obama did as President

Find Clinton's speech where he spoke of what Obama did domestically and Kerry"s and Biden's that spoke of his foreign policy. Remind yourself of what the real accomplishments were and where we started in January 2009.

Turn the Reagan question against the Republicans by making the base year early 2009, where we were losing 800,000 a month and where the stock market was spiraling down to around half its high! Remember that we were bogged down in two wars - and Afghanistan was far worse than it had been in 2003. The economy is recovering, slowly but surely - the actual deficit for this year was lower by $200 billion to 1.1 trillion.

Some always said that we need to work like we are behind back when we were clearly ahead. That is even more true now. Sorry, but there is no time for us to break down because of a poor debate performance. Consider whether the Republicans did that in 2004 - and Bush was far worse! (yes, I know the instant polls did not say that - likely because there were more Republicans who would never ever have told a pollster even if they admitted it to themselves.) No, one of the main responses to the 2004 debate was that while Kerry was an outstanding debater and Bush wasn't, Bush was a "great" President.

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