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Obama's winning message is one that needs to be sold far more boldly

Jonathan P Hicks | 3/29/2012, 2:15 p.m.
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While Santorum -- a man with three degrees -- centers his campaign on mindless criticisms of Obama for wanting students to have the opportunity to attend college (can there any be any insanity more numbing than chastising a desire for higher education?), the president needs to press the case even more fervently that the rescue of the auto industry has protected and expanded good-paying jobs that enable families to send their children to college.

While Romney continues even now to criticize the bail out of Detroit as "crony capitalism on a grand scale," the president and his surrogates need to be even more vocal about how the rebound in Detroit has affected jobs - and lives - in every community across the nation where there are suppliers and companies that do business with the Big Three automakers.

The fact of the matter is that Obama has an incredible record on which to run - not even including his foreign policy initiatives where the death of bin Laden is but the icing on the cake.

With daily, bitter and outrageous attacks from the Republicans accusing the president of everything from elitism to being, as Newt Gingrich said, "the most dangerous president in modern American history," Obama needs sell his own well-tempered message of accomplishment and job creation far more boldly. Ultimately, Americans will surely be compelled by the sharp contrast and do the right thing.