Thursday, September 06, 2012

Barack Obama's nomination acceptance speech


The full text of the President's address to the Democratic National Convention can be found here.

My favorite passage, that hasn't gotten much play:
We, the People, recognize that we have responsibilities as well as rights; that our destinies are bound together; that a freedom which only asks what’s in it for me, a freedom without a commitment to others, a freedom without love or charity or duty or patriotism, is unworthy of our founding ideals, and those who died in their defense. 
What the president did tonight was remind the American people that Republicans offer a very different future than that offered by Democrats.  The overriding them was that the Democrats are in this with you, and the Republicans would cast you adrift to fend for yourself.   That this election is a referendum on the America you want to live in.

Frankly, this is the message he should have been delivering in 2010.

It wasn't Clinton's speech but then it wasn't intended to be.  Had the President delivered Clinton's speech he would have sounded defensive. 

Barack Obama delivered a home run tonight.  Now we get to see if he gets a pounce.

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