Barack Obama to tell Denver crowd: ‘We are a better country than this’

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Accepting his party's presidential nomination, Barack Obama tonight will call for a new politics to solve the problems created by what he calls the failure of the Republican administration of George W. Bush.

In excerpts of his speech to be delivered at Denver's NFL stadium, Obama will tell an expected 75,000 supporters that he is running for president because this election is a chance to keep alive the promise of the American dream, a hope tarnished by a weak economy, a war in Iraq and a foreign policy that spurns friends and allies.

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Posted August 28, 2008 at 7:52 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]



1. Jeffersonian wrote:

The war in Iraq is all but won, pro-American governments are in virtually every salient nation and we have 3.3% growth in the economy.

Baracky wants to change all that, and I have absolute faith he will if he gets the chance.

August 28, 8:37 pm | [comment link]
2. athan-asi-us wrote:

Do you mean that you don’t have faith and believe in the great Marxian revolution (change) ahead of us? Gracious sakes!

August 28, 8:52 pm | [comment link]
3. DonGander wrote:

One could only wish that Herbert Hoover was on the ballot.

America is better than the choices remaining.

Don

August 28, 9:20 pm | [comment link]
4. DonGander wrote:

“He (Obama) is expected to attack his Republican rival, John McCain, for being no more than a continuation of the last eight years of failures by the Bush administration.”

Oh! IF only that were true!

Don

August 28, 9:22 pm | [comment link]
5. Jeffersonian wrote:

One could only wish that Herbert Hoover was on the ballot.

Hoover was a brilliant engineer and project manager, but a terrible president.

August 28, 10:03 pm | [comment link]
6. DonGander wrote:

5. Jeffersonian:

“Hoover was a brilliant engineer and project manager, but a terrible president.”

Sir, did he defend the Constitution of the United States?

If so, he is head and shoulders above our current choices.

Don

August 28, 10:18 pm | [comment link]
7. Jeffersonian wrote:

Sir, did he defend the Constitution of the United States?

He enacted many of the programs that FDR would gather into his quiver under the name “New Deal,” programs that would deepen and prolong the Great Depression to the great suffering of America.

August 28, 10:31 pm | [comment link]
8. DonGander wrote:

7. Jeffersonian:

“He enacted many of the programs that FDR would gather into his quiver under the name ‘New Deal,’ “

For example: the FDIC. Was the founding of FDIC constitutional? It seems to me that it was/is. Can you name one of his proposals that was not constitutional?

Just as an example of his attitude; he refrained from any federal intervention on the New York Stock exchange because there was no federal authority to do so, It was a State of New York (Gov. FDR’s) responsibility.

Jeffersonian, you are one in a million. You may come and sit by my fireplace any time that you wish. A place of good conversation.

Don

August 28, 10:49 pm | [comment link]
9. Newbie Anglican wrote:

His speech sounded like the usual hackneyed Democrat half-truths and smears.  Even I expected more.

August 28, 11:01 pm | [comment link]
10. Dave B wrote:

Senator Obama talked about energy independance and stated McCain has sat in congress and has done nothing about energy independance.  Well why haven’t his fellow Democrates?  Bidden has been in congress for 26 years and the Democrates have run congress for the last 2 years!  The best they could do was legislate a mandate that Americans use light bulbes made in China!

August 28, 11:21 pm | [comment link]
11. libraryjim wrote:

The best they could do was legislate a mandate that Americans use light bulbes made in China!

Definately not a bright idea. wink

August 29, 10:09 am | [comment link]
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