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Mon Oct 15, 2012, 01:11 PM

Obama embraces economic record in new commercial

Source: AP

With the economy showing some signs of improvement three weeks before Election Day, President Barack Obama on Monday laid down a full embrace of the economic record many Republicans say is his biggest weakness.

The president's first act in this critical campaign week was to announce a new battleground state advertisement featuring voters discussing the ways their economic conditions have improved during his term. The ad was hitting the airwaves as Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney huddled in intense preparation for their second debate as polls show a closely fought campaign.

Aides argue that some voters got a psychological boost when the unemployment rate fell below 8 percent last month for the first time since Obama's inauguration. But the campaign says it puts more stock in economic indicators showing an increase in consumer confidence and retail spending, which indicate shifts in voter behavior.
"He would be happy to spend the entire debate talking about their visions for the middle class," Psaki told reporters gathered in Williamsburg, Va., where Obama and his advisers were in the midst of an intense, three-day "debate camp" at a golf resort.....

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/obama-embraces-economic-record-commercial-164427034--election.html

This is very important as the American people want to hear some optimism. Since the economy really is improving, why not make the case that the Obama administration's policies helped?

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Mon Oct 15, 2012, 02:19 PM

1. Where the *&^%! are the Morning in America ads?

Obama said he wanted to be Ronald Reagan. So act like him. Get re-elected.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 03:47 PM

2. That's what I've been saying since the Jobs report. He probably should say Dawn in America

since the economy is still working it's way back.

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Mon Oct 15, 2012, 10:40 PM

3. That's wild. I wrote my senator asking O to go positive with his accomplishments

I even specifically requested an ad like Reagan's 1984 "It's morning again in America." Why not!? It worked for Reagan. People react positively to positive news. And Robme doesn't have a single positive ad. His angle is as an better alternative to O.

Yes, unemployment is going down. Consumers are spending more and more confident about their future, etc...

Did I do all this? Naaaaaaw.

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