Why say it when you can sing it?
Most speeches at this week's Republican National Convention are set to a particular theme for the day. "We Built It," is Tuesday's mantra, a poke at Obama's "You didn't build that line" at a July campaign event.
A convention entertainer will sing about it. Guitarist Lane Turner rehearsed his tune "I Built It" in a sparsely filled convention hall Monday.
"I built it with my own two working hands," goes the chorus. "Yeah I built it. No help from Uncle Sam."
Obama's campaign argues that his words, meant to stress the value of government in fostering infrastructure, were taken out of context.
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