Wednesday, March 05, 2008

For your comparison

Here's the two candidates' speeches from last night.

Barack Obama:



Hillary Clinton:



Some quotes:

Barack Obama: "There is a larger responsibility that we have to one another ... that we are our brother's keeper, our sister's keeper" "In this campaign we will not stand for the politics that uses religion as a wedge and patriotism as a bludgeon"

Hillary Clinton: "For everyone who ever works hard and never gives up, this one is for you." "Ohio has written a new chapter in the history of this campaign." "America needs a president who's ready to lead."

Would love to hear your reactions to the speeches.

5 comments:

Chad Minnick said...

Okay, you twisted my arm. I'll comment:

You do realize of course that when Obama finally wraps up the dem. nomination, whether that be at the convention (if Hillary wants to be stupid about it), or before, McCain will toast him in the general. Blackened toast. Obama will probably lose with 45% of the popular vote.

How is it that the Democrats ended up picking the most liberal Senator in D.C. they could find? I feel kind of sorry for the Democrat Party this go ’round. Honestly.

Chad Minnick said...

Ooops. I'm sorry. I think I "Obama'd" that statement.

It's not really plagarism...those words came from a friend so it's okay.

He, he, he. Now THAT is change you can xerox.

Benjamin Ady said...

I liked the xerox line as well. =)

But honestly--even if we leave out the percentages, and just go with straight up wins/losses, do you really think Mr. McCain stands a chance?

I mean I'm not an expert on these things, but his chances look fairly lousy to me.

Chad Minnick said...

Obama: "Never should have gone into Iraq, even though Senator Rockefeller read the briefing and voted for it. We will withdraw immediately because that's what the fawning hordes want to hear. We will go back if Al Quada becomes a threat, because right now they are peace-loving hippies."

McCain: "If I had been President we would already be home. Can't relitigate decisions of the past. Al Quada is already in Iraq last time we checked. And I will bring our boys home WITH HONOR."

(Okay, those aren't Obama's direct quotes, but I added the truth to his statements.)

Democrats have so become so narrow in their position on this issue they are missing the American people. I'm not sure what nationalism is left in your neighborhood, but out here where we still play softball, take our kids to soccer and think Olive Garden is Italian food, "America does not lose."

People will believe McCain when he says he will bring home our troops quickly, honorably, and most importantly, victorious. He has credibility. McCain won't hang a banner that says, "Mission Accomplished," he'll just hang a few scalps on his belt and never mention it again. Walk-softly-big-stick stuff.

Obama and the Democrats will try to hang Bush around McCain's neck. But it doesn't pass the smell test with the public. They have seen that McCain has been Bush's biggest critic within the GOP for years.

And the fact that the conservative wing of the party have been so loud in their distrust of McCain hasn't hurt him, but helped him in a perverse way.

Middle America (not to be confused with "middle earth" for all your LOTR fans) feels comfortable with McCain PRECICELY BECAUSE the right wingers aren't.

Obama's two biggest assets are his biggest liabilities because of the candidate he has had the misfortune to draw.

Ironic, isn't it?

(my defense of McCain's whiteness is here: http://www.chadminnick.com/main/?p=130#comment-1409)

(latest poll on the Prez race here in Washington State: http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/election_20082/2008_presidential_election/washington/washington_presidential_election)

Chad Minnick said...

...he said hopefully. :)