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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.”

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- “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.”