The Question: Are You Better Off Now Than You Were Four Years Ago?

If there is one line that Republicans would like to see permeate beyond last week’s Republican National Convention and into this week’s Democratic National Convention and beyond, it would be the question: Are you better off now than you were four years ago? This of course is the famous Ronald Reagan question during his closing remarks at the close of a 1980 presidential debate. It defined that election and Republicans would like it to define this election.

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Eric Fehrnstrom and Republicans want Bad News on Jobs

Mitt Romney can say he wished Obama had succeeded and Republicans can say they wish the economy was better for Americans, but the reality is that they not-so-silently want the economy to be weak going into election day. Republicans not only will do nothing to improve the economy once they are in office, they want a bad economy now if it will improve their chances of getting into office. On CNN’s State of the Union, Romney campaign adviser Eric Fehrnstrom said:

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