HOPE & CHANGE, ROMNEY STYLE: The takeaway from the first presidential debate was–somewhat ironically–a message of hope and change. But the messenger wasn’t President Obama; it was Mitt Romney. From his beginning line about the economy (“Yes, we can help, but it’s going to take a different path. . . . Trickle-down government will not work”), to his final promises and examples of bipartisan leadership, Romney offered a stark contrast between the “hope and change” of President Obama (higher taxes; bigger government; more bailouts, handouts and class warfare) and his own (lower taxes; smaller government; equal treatment of all). Now that’s hope and change we can believe in.
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