Related Links: A Critique of Romney's Transportation Record From Former Mass. Gov. Dukakis FactCheck: Romneys Clean-Energy Whoppers During the 90 minutes of the first 2012 presidential election debate, neither President Obama nor Gov. Romney managed even a brief mention of the "I-word": Infrastructure—roads and bridges and water systems—never came up. In their exchanges, the candidates almost completely sidestepped public works, treating the subject like a distant dream in our national consciousness. A more substantivedebate would have discussed infrastructure, prioritizing types of public works and proposing ideas on how to pay for them.To be fair, Obama has, in the past, put
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