Saturday 30 August 2008

With profound gratitude and great humility, I accept your nomination

Barack Obama appeared almost flawless when he addressed 75,000 at the democratic convention yesterday, in what resembled an Elton John rock concert than a political rally.

"Let me express my thanks to the historic slate of candidates who accompanied me on this journey, and especially the one who traveled the farthest - a champion for working Americans and an inspiration to my daughters and to yours - Hillary Rodham Clinton," Obama said.

He hit McCain rather hard, with more substance than the rhetoric of previous speeches.

"But the record's clear: John McCain has voted with George Bush ninety percent of the time. Senator McCain likes to talk about judgment, but really, what does it say about your judgment when you think George Bush has been right more than ninety percent of the time? I don't know about you, but I'm not ready to take a ten percent chance on change."

Obama said he wants to end oil imports, a laudable but outrageous challenge. "And for the sake of our economy, our security, and the future of our planet, I will set a clear goal as President: in ten years, we will finally end our dependence on oil from the Middle East."

Overnight, John McCain anointed Sarah Palin as his Vice-Presidential candidate. It will help him in appealing to working class voters, which he desperately needs. Palin is Governor of Alaska and still hunts moose.

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