Mr. Obama asked voters to think about where the country will be four years, 10 year and 20 years from now.
“The real question that will actually make a difference in your life or the lives of your children … is not just about how we’re doing today. It will be how are we going to be doing tomorrow,” he said. “When we look back four years from now or 10 years from now or 20 years from now, won’t we be better off if we have the courage to keep moving forward?”
The line earned a quick rebuke from the Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.
“Even though Obama would like us to forget he’s been president for the past three years, Americans aren’t satisfied with the Obama policies that have resulted in 12.5 million Americans unemployed, 5.5 million mortgages in foreclosure or delinquent, and a record $5 trillion added to the debt,” he said.
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