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Witcover gets his 'one-term' history wrong
Witcover gets his 'one-term' history wrong

I read Jules Witcover's column ("GOP's unchanging game plan: Gang up on Obama," Feb. 24) and immediately saw that the date that Sen. Mitch McConnell was purported to have "vowed to make him [President Barack Obama] a one-term president" was inaccurate. This statement was not made in the first days after President Obama's election. This is a very common error by those who unabashedly support Mr. Obama. During an interview on Oct. 23, 2010 with the National Journal, Mr. McConnell was asked about the president's first two years in office and the legislative agenda. He did then say that "The single most important thing we want to achieve is for...