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October 7, 2012

HOPKINS: Where was the president Wednesday?

(Continued)

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — That will be interesting, too. I asked some good friends who are Democrats who they thought was dumber (yes, I actually used “dumb” in the question): Biden or Dan Quayle. Without hesitation they said Biden. They cringe whenever the man opens his mouth.

It’s only the first debate and there are five more weeks until election day. That’s plenty of time for the pendulum to sing the undecided voters the other way.

The president needs to buckle down and rediscover his mojo. As for Mitt Romney, he has to avoid being too aggressive in attack mode, or risk a Rick Lazio type moment (remember that finger pointed at Hillary Clinton in 2000?).

The second debate will be very telling. I have a feeling that we’ll have a clearer picture on who will win in November before it’s over.

John J. Hopkins is managing editor of the Lockport Union-Sun & Journal. His column appears on Sundays. Contact Mr. Hopkins at john.hopkins@lockportjournal.com.

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