“.. Bill Clinton’s speech at the Democratic National Convention was a remarkable combination of pretty serious wonkishness — has there ever been a convention speech with that much policy detail? — and memorable zingers.
Perhaps the best of those zingers was his sarcastic summary of the Republican case for denying President Obama re-election: -
- “We left him a total mess.
He hasn’t cleaned it up fast enough.
So fire him and put us back in.”
Great line. But is the mess really getting cleaned up?
The answer, I would argue, is yes.
The next four years are likely to be much better than the last four years — unless misguided policies create another mess.
In saying this, I’m not making excuses for the past.
Job growth has been much slower – and unemployment much higher than it should have been – even given the mess Mr. Obama inherited.
More on that later.
But, first, let’s look at what has been accomplished…”
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