Saturday, August 30, 2008

Obama's Speech

Obama gave his historical acceptance speech on Thursday and it was really something. Not quite in the class of the best of JFK or MLK, but close. What I liked the most is he took a very tough attitude against McCain and Bush. There is one part where he does a litany of Bush debacles then, very forcefully says; "ENOUGH!" That seems to be most people's favorite part. My favorite is when he is talking about McCain's judgment, but you can read the whole speech if you want on Obama's site:
"But the record's clear: John McCain has voted with George Bush ninety percent of the time. Senator McCain likes to talk about judgment, but really, what does it say about your judgment when you think George Bush has been right more than ninety percent of the time?"
To me that pretty much counters anything McCain has ever said in his life, let alone during this campaign. There can be no clearer statement of McCain's inability to lead than saying he thought the worst president in history was right 90% of the time.

And what a pleasure it was to see a Democrat fighting back for a change, instead of caving into the Republicans.

They are saying he got a big bounce from all this and went from a tie with McCain to having an 8 point lead, but all these polls have been all over the place so I don't think we can tell much about anything from them. The media just quotes whichever poll fits their particular point at the moment.

So I have to say I'm an Obama supporter again despite my early disappointments. If he can simply change direction that is enough reason to vote for him. Or if he can get significant health care reform done, that will be enough.

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