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Editorial Sampler: Obama makes his case ...

First Published Sep 07 2012 09:52 am • Last Updated Sep 07 2012 09:52 am

- Obama’s case: The choice is now before us - Salt Lake Tribune Editorial

When you are up to your neck in alligators, you might forget that your original intention was to drain the swamp.

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The job of President Barack Obama Thursday night was to convince us that he knows the economic recovery he pledged four years ago is far from accomplished, that unemployment is still too high, that health care still costs too much, that the federal deficit is still far too deep.

But he also wanted us to believe, as civil rights leaders of the 1960s used to say, "We’re not where we want to be. We’re not where we ought to be. But, thank God, we’re not where we used to be."

We aren’t. We aren’t. And we aren’t. ...

From the Observer in Charlotte, host city for the Democratic National Convention, a three-fer:

- Obama failed biggest test: Saying what will be different - Taylor Batten

- A speech with strong vision but not much of a plan - Peter St. Onge

- With passion, Obama made his reelection case - Fannie Flono

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- Obama offers a clear choice - Kansas City Star Editorial

President Barack Obama had a tough act to follow on Thursday night in accepting the Democratic presidential nomination — himself, four years ago. ...

- Bring on the debates! - Chicago Tribune Editorial

Barack Obama lights up a stage. When he strode before the cameras to accept his party’s nomination Thursday night, you saw him ignite pure triumphalism among the Democrats waving back at him. That incandescence obscured the menacing signs under which his party’s convention had begun three days earlier ...

- Obama speech shows hope, restraint - San Francisco Chronicle Editorial

... Each party pulled off a vibrant convention with requisite doses of vinegar, energy and ideas.

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