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    I was convinced Bill Clinton would be the best president of my lifetime.

    And then Barack Obama came along.

    The four happiest, proudest votes of my life were the two I cast for Clinton and the two I cast for Obama.

    On their election nights, the hugs, tears, and champagne all flowed freely at my home.

    That said, I genuinely believe Obama has accomplished more than Clinton did.

    This doesn't detract from Clinton's accomplishments.

    I also think Obama is a savvier politician than Clinton is, though Clinton is the outwardly better "politician."

    And I do agree with you that Clinton would win a debate against Obama, because with the possible exception of Abraham Lincoln, I don't think there's an American, living or dead, who could win a debate against Clinton.

    One more small quibble with what you said, and, again, it's a matter of opinion: Yes, Clinton's speech at last year's DNC was mesmerizing, captivating, and made me want to give him a standing ovation. And sure, the other speeches you mentioned all were great.

    But the best speech I've ever heard in my life -- at a convention or otherwise -- was Mario Cuomo's 1984 DNC keynote address.

    If you're not familiar with it, track it down and give it a watch. It's a thing of beauty.

    How about I believe in the unlucky ones?

    by BenderRodriguez on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 01:21:35 PM PST

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