As speakers at the Democratic National Convention continue to endorse the reelection of Barack Obama as president, there is the difficult Republican-posed question Democrats are trying to answer: Is the nation better off since Obama took the presidency?
In his usual charisma, former President Bill Clinton insisted Wednesday night that as long as Americans reelected Obama, America can relive a job boom reminiscent of the era of when Clinton held office in the 90s.
"Are we where we want to be today? No. Is the President satisfied? Of course not. But are we better off than we were when he took office? The answer is yes,” said Clinton.
Clinton argued that while Obama inherited a “deeply damaged economy,” he has laid the foundation for a “well-balanced economy.”
That was a message Republicans at the Republican National Convention would strongly disagree with, claiming economic recovery has been excruciatingly slow and that Obama has barely worked with neither Democrats or Republicans in repairing the economy.
What is your view? Do you think America is better off now than four years ago? Why or why not?