Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Obama Can Take 4 Weeks of Attacks But America Can't Take 4 Years of McCain Policies

I attended Sen. Obama's rally in Indianapolis this afternoon. It was an exciting event (much more so than Sen. Clinton's event last spring, but that is to be expected given that it is the general election). Sen. Bayh (who introduced Sen. Obama) reminded the crowd that Indiana hadn't voted for a Democrat for President since 1964 -- the year before I was born. Considering how miserable the weather was (on and off drizzle and cold wind), the fact that the grandstands at the State Fairgrounds were absolutely full was truly amazing to see. And I finally got a bumper sticker and a t-shirt!

Anyway, I'm low on time today, so I can't write about the debate or a number of other issues, but I did want to mention Sen. Obama's speech and my favorite sound byte:
Senator McCain's campaign announced last week that they plan to "turn the page" on the discussion about our economy and spend the final weeks of this election attacking me instead. His campaign actually said, and I quote, "if we keep talking about the economy, we're going to lose."Well I've got news for John McCain. This isn't about losing a campaign - this is about Americans who are losing their jobs, and their homes, and their life savings. I can take four more weeks of John McCain's attacks, but America can't take four more years of John McCain's George Bush policies.

(Emphasis added.)

The best part of that statement is that he manages to say it without seeming angry; in fact, his tone makes you think that Sen. Obama finds the McCain strategy almost humorous. So while Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin stand by and listen to their supporters call Sen. Obama a "terrorist" or a "traitor" or shout out "kill him", Sen. Obama just smiles and tells voters how he plans to make America a better country. The next 27 days should be very interesting.

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