I went to bed last night full of hope, and I woke up even fuller…full to burst.
Obama is Good. He had an intelligent rebuttal to every challenge and cheap shot the Republicans have thrown at him and he delivered with grace, with reality.
He laid out his plan and talked about how he would do it. Rich greedy white men everywhere are going to be pissed…but I say to them, you have been successful with the old regime, get off your ass and figure out a way to be successful with the new one. Don’t become one of the ‘whiners’. If you can’t succeed in a socially and morally responsible way, you don’t deserve your money.
Barak cuts to the chase. He makes sense. He takes responsibility and he urges us to do so as well. He doesn’t say it’s going to be easy, but he knows it all has to happen…and he’s going to lead us through the change – with honesty, vision, guidance, positivity, inspiration and the example of hard work, good morals and solid ethics.
He helps us remember that we can all find common ground. He isn’t one of the privileged few adding a notch to his belt by becoming president. He’s a real person who has always fought for what he believes, for what is right, for common decency.
‘We can not walk alone and we can not turn back.’
You said it, Barack – thank you for your courage and for your fortitude.
If you haven’t heard Barack Obama speak, or if you are undecided or considering voting for McCain, I urge you to watch this video of his acceptance speech at the 2008 DNC.
To read the speech, go here. And, if you have anything to give, please donate here. This is OUR campaign, we make the difference and as a result, Barack is not beholden to anyone but the American people. Not big oil, not corporations, not special interests…but to US.
UPDATE: This just posted by the Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 29, 2008
Shocking Choice by John McCain
WASHINGTON– Senator John McCain just announced his choice for running mate: Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska. To follow is a statement by Rodger Schlickeisen, president of Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund.
“Senator McCain’s choice for a running mate is beyond belief. By choosing Sarah Palin, McCain has clearly made a decision to continue the Bush legacy of destructive environmental policies.
“Sarah Palin, whose husband works for BP (formerly British Petroleum), has repeatedly put special interests first when it comes to the environment. In her scant two years as governor, she has lobbied aggressively to open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling, pushed for more drilling off of Alaska’s coasts, and put special interests above science. Ms. Palin has made it clear through her actions that she is unwilling to do even as much as the Bush administration to address the impacts of global warming. Her most recent effort has been to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to remove the polar bear from the endangered species list, putting Big Oil before sound science. As unbelievable as this may sound, this actually puts her to the right of the Bush administration.
“This is Senator McCain’s first significant choice in building his executive team and it’s a bad one. It has to raise serious doubts in the minds of voters about John McCain’s commitment to conservation, to addressing the impacts of global warming and to ensuring our country ends its dependency on oil.”
The Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund (www.defendersactionfund.org) provides a powerful voice in Washington to Americans who value our conservation heritage. Through grassroots lobbying, issue advocacy and political campaigns, the Action Fund champions those laws and lawmakers that protect wildlife and wild places while working against those that do them harm.
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