The Obama campaign has released excerpts from Bill Clinton’s speech. It sounds like we’ve heard it all before.
“In Tampa the Republican argument against the President’s re-election was pretty simple: We left him a total mess, he hasn’t finished cleaning it up yet, so fire him and put us back in.”
“I like the argument for President Obama’s re-election a lot better. He inherited a deeply damaged economy, put a floor under the crash, began the long hard road to recovery, and laid the foundation for a more modern, more well-balanced economy that will produce millions of good new jobs, vibrant new businesses, and lots of new wealth for the innovators.
“The most important question is, what kind of country do you want to live in? If you want a you’re-on-your-own, winner-take-all society, you should support the Republican ticket. If you want a country of shared prosperity and shared responsibility — a we’re-all-in-this-together society — you should vote for Barack Obama and Joe Biden.”
Yawn! I think I’m going to go to bed early. Sandra Fluke’s speech will no doubt have been written by the Obama campaign team and will be deeply insulting to women who do not see big government as our savior, and Clinton is just repeating the Democrats’ talking points. Why stay up?
If you’re looking for something interesting to read, check out the reviews of Bob Woodward’s latest book. President Thin-Skin was reportedly furious that Speaker John Boehner didn’t give him everything he wanted in the debt ceiling deal. Not only that, he was so surprised by the 2010 mid term shellacking, nobody in the White House even had Boehner’s number to call and congratulate him. What does that tell you about Obama’s willingness to work with the other side?
Update: I’m glad I went to bed. I hear his speech was really, really long. Here’s Jennifer Rubin’s review, and the full text can be found here. He said that Obama did not gut welfare reform, but the GAO disagrees. Someone call the fact checkers!