Defending President Context

I had to read a bit of the article to see how Walter Shapiro was going to answer the title of his missive:  Obama’s 2012 convention challenge: What should he brag about?

Mr. Shapiro tries to convince us that Presidents seeking re-election need to point to ‘overarching’ accomplishments on which to hang their laurels.  He mentions various events during Presidencies from Carter forward and how their convention speeches touted them.  That’s how they did it? Context in a speech?

Really, Walt?  The Convention Speech?  I have a small dose of reality for you, there were three overriding factors in the success of those Presidents:

1.  The Economy

2.  The Economy

3.  The Economy

It’s the economy, Shapiro.


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