Letter to the editor 5/24/2012

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I’ve been in President Obama’s shoes before — less than six months to go before an election to let you finish what you started. It was tough enough back then, but this election is going to be tougher.

We’re facing a tidal wave of anonymous, unlimited spending. The other side has pledged to throw more than 1 billion dollars into tearing down our president.

It’s unprecedented.

Fortunately, so is the grassroots organization you’re building.

If our opponent succeeds, so much of what we’ve fought so hard for will be rolled back. Health care reform — which many presidents, including me, tried to pass and couldn’t — will be gone. Same goes for the opportunity for millions more Americans to afford to go to college, and a growing economy that works for middle-class families.

Our opponent is actually advertising a more extreme version of the policies that got us in trouble in the first place: policies that will leave us with more debt, weaker regulations on risky investments, and fewer jobs.

All of that’s at stake between now and November, but here’s why I’m feeling good about our chances: I know people like you have the President’s back.

And I can’t wait to meet you. I hope you’ll give it a shot.

Thanks, and good luck,

Bill Clinton

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