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Today’s Questions for the President

At a fundraiser in San Francisco yesterday, you said, “We have lost our ambition, our imagination, and our willingness to do the things that built the Golden Gate Bridge…”

Who, specifically, has lost their ambition, imagination, and willingness to do things that built the Golden Gate Bridge? Most Americans or some Americans? The American public or the political class? Democrats or Republicans?

Upon what evidence do you base your assertion that we’ve lost our ambition and imagination? When did we beginning losing these attributes?

What, in your opinion, caused us to lose our ambition, imagination and willingness to do big things? To what extent has our willingness to “do the things that built the Golden Gate Bridge” been prevented, hindered, or frustrated by governmental impediments?

Last month you stated that America has gotten soft and has lost its competitive edge.

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