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Restoring the Last Best
Hope of Earth

The Aspen Times, by Melanie Sturm

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Posted By:AVFD15, 10/25/2012 7:58:36 AM

During the Civil War, when the union's preservation and slavery's abolition were in doubt, President Lincoln roused the nation with his dream “of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.” In rekindling our founders' vision, Lincoln helped assure that America would become the freest and most prosperous nation on earth, a status that successive U.S. presidents have dutifully maintained, or they were cast aside by voters. As Americans Think Again about President Obama, consider that no president has won re-election amid such economic stagnation, declining incomes, high gas

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this column busts many of Obama's myths

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: neanderthal, 10/25/2012 8:11:20 AM     (No. 8960211)

Everything's correct except her views on the guy who started the Lincoln, Teddy R., Wilson, FDR,LBJ, Obama American death spiral.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: sinic, 10/25/2012 8:52:23 AM     (No. 8960332)

If Obama's lost the Aspen crowd, he's in deep doodoo.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Lucky4, 10/25/2012 10:52:47 AM     (No. 8960740)

Well written article, full of solid facts.

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