Saturday, August 30, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
"Today, we face essentially the same choice we faced in 2000, though it may be even more obvious now, because John McCain, a man who has earned our respect on any levels, is now openly endorsing the policies of the Bush-Cheney White House and promising to actually continue them, the same policies all over again. Hey, I believe in recycling, but that's ridiculous."
"Tonight, I say to the people of America, to Democrats and Republicans and inependents across this great land -- enough! This moment -- this election -- is our chance to keep, in the 21st century, the American promise alive. Because next week, in Minnesota, the same party that brought you two terms of George Bush and Dick Cheney will ask this country for a third. And we are here because we love this country too much to let the next four years look just like the last eight. On November, we must stand up and say: "Eight is enough." "
Obama did everything he could have done to convince nay-sayers (are there still any left?) that he will do the right thing for the country. CNN's Anderson Cooper kept joking about "drinking the Kool Aid" but in a time when people are so desperate for change, when mortage companies are going down in flames and people can't afford their own homes, when joblessness is high and education is unaffordable, we need someone to lift us up and out. John McCain can't do that. Barack Obama can!
Obama was sure to lay out his plan, this time and I was so proud when I heard these words: "So let me spell out exactly what that change would mean if I am president."
I thought, "Finally! They can stop saying that he's not specific." Obama spoke for almost an hour and laid out his plan for his presidency. I am not so deep in the Kool-Aid that I believe that all of these things will happen. I know that on the day of his election, rainbows wont pop up and it will always be 80 degress, and starving people will miraculously learn to cultivate their own lush green gardens.
Incidentally, according to the Huffington Post, Nielsen Media Research said more people watched Obama speak than watched the Olympics opening ceremony in Beijing, the final "American Idol" or the Academy Awards this year. Obama talked before a live audience of 80,000 people in Denver.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
"I believe the measure of a man is not the road he travels but the choices he makes along that road."Joe Biden delivered a very inspiring speech to the DNC last night. He finally tackled some of the specific ways that Obama will change this country for the better. Analysts always spend the evening telling us what speech-makers don't say or forget to say; but it's hard to deny what Biden said last night. Proof that Obama has a penchant for making great choices. Joe Biden was definitely a great choice. Read his entire transcript here.
In other DNC news, President Bill Clinton also spoke at the convention. His speech was the perfect compliment to Hillary's speech the night before. He filled in the gaps and said all the things that the pundits said that Hillary missed. His speech opened with the fact that he was there to support Obama, thereby melting all of the GOP-infused tension both at the DNC and within the Democratic Party.
"Hillary told us in no uncertain terms that she'll do everything she can to elect Barack Obama. That makes two of us. Actually that makes 18 million of us — because, like Hillary, I want all of you who supported her to vote for Barack Obama in November."His speech was powerful, interesting and heartwarming all at the same time. And didn't leave any room for doubt that the "rift" is over. Read his entire speech here.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
"We simply can't drill our way to energy independence, even if you drilled in all of John McCain's backyards, including the ones he can't even remember," he said.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Check out the entire transcript here!
Friday, August 22, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
We're all about replacing smears, lies and distortions with intellectual honesty and an aim for truth.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
The strategy, which was authored by Taylor Griffin -- a veteran of the Bush White House and Treasury Department who serves McCain as a senior adviser -- seems built around traditional themes. The McCain campaign will paint Obama as being "aligned with trial lawyers" and "unions (card check, trade, education reform)," and push the frame that he "raises taxes" and "will kill jobs."
I hope everyone checks out the story here before anyone believes any more information revealed in future John McCain ads.