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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Barack Obama's victory speech in South Carolina



Barack Obama's victory speech in South Carolina:
"We are up against the conventional thinking that says your ability to lead as President comes from longevity in Washington or proximity to the White House. But we know that real leadership is about candor, and judgment, and the ability to rally Americans from all walks of life around a common purpose – a higher purpose.

We are up against decades of bitter partisanship that cause politicians to demonize their opponents instead of coming together to make college affordable or energy cleaner; it’s the kind of partisanship where you’re not even allowed to say that a Republican had an idea – even if it’s one you never agreed with. That kind of politics is bad for our party, it’s bad for our country, and this is our chance to end it once and for all.

We are up against the idea that it’s acceptable to say anything and do anything to win an election. We know that this is exactly what’s wrong with our politics; this is why people don’t believe what their leaders say anymore; this is why they tune out. And this election is our chance to give the American people a reason to believe again."
Hillary Clinton made a big mistake by bringing in Bill Clinton to go negative. That's bad decision making and bad for politics. I agree with Obama on this.
It’s about whether we settle for the same divisions and distractions and drama that passes for politics today, or whether we reach for a politics of common sense, and innovation – a shared sacrifice and shared prosperity.
Same thing Deval Patrick proved when he ran a positive campaign for Governor of Massachusetts.

Check out this new Obama poster by the Obey Giant guy.

1 comment:

  1. I found it funnier that Hillary couldn't even stay in SC long enough to give a concession speech. Talk about phoning it in!

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