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DNC: Clinton to say Republicans left a mess in '08

Former President Bill Clinton delivers the keynote speech

Former President Bill Clinton delivers the keynote speech Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. (Sept. 5, 2012) (Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Here’s a sampling of excerpts from the prepared remarks of former President Bill Clinton. He will deliver the keynote Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.:

- “In Tampa, the Republican argument against the president’s re-election was pretty simple: We left him a total mess, he hasn’t finished cleaning it up yet, so fire him and put us back in.”

- “President Obama … inherited a deeply damaged economy, put a floor under the crash, began the long, hard road to recovery and laid the foundation for a more modern, more well-balanced economy…”

- “If you want a you’re-on-your-own, winner-take-all society, you should support the Republican ticket.”

Tags: Bill Clinton , Barack Obama , DNC

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