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Wednesday, October 02, 2002
 
I done seen about everything...

...when I see Al Gore winning points for Democrats by calling on W. to more closely emulate Ronald Reagan:

[Gore] said the president has "tried to create the impression that our economic problems are primarily due to the terrorist attacks." But he said no objective economist could come to the same conclusion, adding that current economic policies have played a major role.

The president is "like a lost driver who won't stop to ask for directions."

"The president clutches his old plan and continues racing in the wrong direction, farther and farther into the economic wilderness," Gore said, "with the fate of nearly 300 million Americans in tow."

Gore said, "If we turn a blind eye to our weak economy, it will eventually undermine everything else we're trying to accomplish -- from winning the war on terrorism to giving all families the economic opportunities they deserve."

He urged Bush to do what Ronald Reagan did at the same point in his presidency before the midterm elections of 1982 -- reassess economic policy "to examine what is working and what is not."