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Wrong Place, Wrong Time

Steven makes great points in his post from earlier today. But whether President Obama moves aggressively to help major American cities or not, he is nonetheless risking a huge part of his legacy by escalating troop levels for this military misadventure in Afghanistan.

Michael Moore, the famed Flint filmmaker, laid it out beautifully in his open letter to the President. And even though it seems the President isn't paying attention, I think Moore's argument is still worth noting.

Sorry, Mr. President, but when your supporters were out knocking on doors to spread your campaign message, this is not the change they thought they were working toward. It damn sure isn't what I was bargaining for when I was walking up on porches on the eastside of Detroit with your campaign literature in hand. Mike says it best:

We the people still have a sliver of hope. But we the people can't take it anymore. We can't take your caving in, over and over, when we elected you by a big, wide margin of millions to get in there and get the job done. What part of "landslide victory" don't you understand?

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    At some point, Obama is going to have to do something different on a high visible level before he can claim 'Change'.

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    I had some hope that there would be some noticeable change, and there has been. We have more debt, less jobs, and still more people losing their homes.

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    To all those Detroiter's who are disappointed that President Obama is not delivering on his promise of "change"; I would remind you that if it were not for his
    bailout of the auto industry we all be in deeper doo doo. Imagine what the region would like if GM had been liqudated in a typical bankruptcy. While his solution to Afghanistan may not be perfect, remember it is war which he inherited. Let's give him a little more time to govern before we completely write his legacy.

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