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Obama 2012: Imagine Where You Would Be Without Him!



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The Obama campaign’s new web video warns, “one year from now, all of our progress could be erased.”

One is tempted to ask, what “progress” are they talking about?

The 9 percent unemployment? The $3.43 per gallon gas in November? Freddie Mac needing another bailout?

The fact that 5 million U.S. households are either in foreclosure or delinquent on their mortgage, and 11 million homeowners owe more than their homes are worth? The fact that nearly 49 million Americans, almost 15 percent of the U.S., is currently on food stamps?

The angry young people camping in public parks and fighting with police?

Solyndra? Fast and Furious?

Obama is dealing with the fact that he doesn’t have much of a record to run on by asserting that such a record is there — i.e, “progress” and “change” without ever trying to make the argument that Americans are indeed better off now than they were four years ago.


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