Am I wrong. Isn't this kind of his job?
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The way I think about it is this is a great, great country that had gotten a little soft, and we didn't have that same competitive edge we needed over the last couple of decades. We need to get back on track. But I still wouldn't trade our position with any country's on Earth. We still have the best universities and scientists and best workers in the world. We still have the most dynamic economic system in the world. We need to bring all those things together
Read them again and see the connection. There is a common phrase between them, in verbatim
over the last couple of decades
This isn't about stirring people to action. It's not a call to restore America to it's glory days. It's not even about America. Why would it be, he doesn't care about her?
It's about Barack Obama.
The exact phrasing is not an accident. It's just more of the, "these problems are not my fault, they are because of previous Presidents".
He can have his version. Me, I'll just look at his record.