Thursday, August 28, 2008

Obama’s Speech

It’s been a long week, and the fireworks after Barack Obama’s speech at Invesco Field brought a welcome sense of closure.

I’m one of those people who need time to process a major speech before responding to it, so I’ll turn the task over for now to Adam Nagourney and Jeff Zeleny of the NY Times:

“DENVER — Barack Obama accepted the Democratic Party presidential nomination tonight, declaring that the “American promise has been threatened” by eight years under President Bush and that John McCain represented a continuation of policies that undermined the nation’s economy and imperiled its standing around the world.

“The speech by Senator Obama of Illinois — in front of an audience of nearly 80,000 people on a warm night in a football stadium refashioned into a vast political stage for television viewers — left little doubt of how he intended to press his campaign against Mr. McCain this fall. And he linked Mr. McCain to what he described as the “failed presidency of George W. Bush” in cutting language that seemed intended to reassure nervous Democrats that he had the spine to take on what has proven this summer to be a scrappy Republican opponent.”

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1 comment:

  1. I admit I did not watch his speech tonight. I cannot and will not forget the primary season and will not be swayed to vote for him. I'm not a puma. Simple I don't think he is experience enough to lead our country thru these difficult times. After being a registered Democrat for 40 years and more importantly voted for Democrats knowing sometimes we could have had better candidates it was not an easy decision to change to an Independent. Whether I will stay home or vote Republican I don't know, but there is no way I can vote for someone or party who swiftboat one of their own who was a better candidate. Sure he can read a speech that someone else wrote but he has never actually asked for my vote and I remember one of his surrogates Donna Brazile a ranking DNC party member said he does not need the "white" middle class to win. So he does not need my vote. Thanks Virginia for your wonderful blog. You keep me informed. I am disappointed in the main stream media. OMG was their really fireworks - what a spectacle.