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McConnell: Obama Won't 'Get Us Out of This'

Friday, 12 Oct 2012 10:56 AM

By Greg McDonald

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said the vice presidential debate Thursday night highlighted the "incredible damage" done to the economy by the Obama administration and that giving the president four more years won't "get us out of this."
 
"This administration has done incredible damage to the country. They will not be able to get us out of this," the Kentucky Republican told Fox News' Sean Hannity following the debate. "The choice could not be more clear."
 
McConnell said GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan laid out "quite effectively" the differences between President Barack Obama's policies and what Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney intends to do if elected.
 
"The core issue here is do we want four more years like the last four years or do we want to go in a different direction?" McConnell said. "We tried big government. We tried spending. We tried borrowing. We tried taking over American health care, nationalizing student loan business.
 
"And we know that didn't work," he continued, likening the nation's debt predicament and stagnant economy to Greece. "We have four years of this European experience. It's time to go in a different direction. The choice is clear."
 
But apparently the choice wasn't so clear for a Fox News focus group of undecided voters, who said after watching the debate they were still not sure which presidential candidate they would vote for on Nov. 6.
 
That took McConnell by surprise. "It didn't move any of them," he told Hannity, noting that he thought people might be put off by the way Vice President Joe Biden smiled and interrupted Ryan all through the debate.
 
"I think they'd like a vice president who is under control, you know," said McConnell,  describing Biden as "pretty passionate."
 
"Sometimes he can harness it in, sometimes he can't," he added.
 

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