History teaches us that the true story of America is one of  enlightened  leadership in the creative use of government to unleash the  creative energies  of the American people. History also reminds us that  the free market, left  unchecked, can bring the country to financial  ruin. Mr. Romney refuses to  acknowledge this. Instead, he claims that  President Obama is wrong to focus so  much of his attention on finding  government-led solutions to our current  problems. Meanwhile, he mocks  him for even attempting to aspire to the  greatness of a Lincoln,  Roosevelt, or Johnson — the three of our presidents  who, perhaps more  than any others, understood that there are times when, as FDR  put it,  the American citizen, in seeking to rectify economic inequality and   injustice, “could only appeal to the organized power of government.”
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