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Better off today? Dont ask
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(This column was released for publication prior to President Barack Obama’s speech Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention .) CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Sometimes in politics it is the little questions that throw you. That thought came to mind as I watched some of President Barack Obama’s allies struggle with what should have been a thoroughly predictable question at the beginning of the Democratic National Convention week. It was the famous question that Ronald Reagan raised in speeches on his way to defeating President Jimmy Carter: Are we better off today than we were four years ago?