“That better place around the bend. That is America.”
I think I’ve just listened to one of the great political speeches in American History. All you cynics take heart. The theater aspect worked, seeing seas of “Change” signs. The McCain camp clearly does not know how to respond to this speech. I’ll write more about it tomorrow when I’ve had time to reflect.
“John McCain has voted with George Bush 90 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 90 percent of the time? I don’t know about you, but I’m not ready to take a 10 percent chance on change.”
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“Washington’s been talking about our oil addiction for the last 30 years, and John McCain has been there for 26 of them. In that time, he’s said no to higher fuel-efficiency standards for cars, no to investments in renewable energy, no to renewable fuels. And today, we import triple the amount of oil as the day that Senator McCain took office.”
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“If John McCain wants to follow George Bush with more tough talk and bad strategy, that is his choice – but it is not the change we need.”
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