Saturday, August 30, 2008

The times in which we live

This is Barack Obama's acceptance speech at the DNC on Thursday. You may not like his politics but I don't think you can deny that he's an amazing individual, indicative of the exciting times in which we live. It gives me hope for the future and the future of my children and their children. It's a long speech (40 mins) but if you have the time, even if you don't plan to vote for him, I think it's worth watching. He's an amazing public speaker.


Motorcycle Grandma said...

I saw this speech when he gave it on Thursday. Yes, he has charisma, gets the crowd excited and ramped up and can deliver a great speech. But that's where any agreement between you and me on this particular topic ends.

Hey, what do you think about Sarah Palin, McCain's VP?

Kelly said...

I think it was an interesting choice, although I think they make an odd pair. It's politically smart. He's obviously trying to go for the younger female independents that voted for Clinton. Only time will tell if it will work or not. I don't know much about her politics but I don't think they can fairly attack Obama for lack of experience now since she's younger than Obama and a first term Governor (I think it's her first term).

Damien said...

Sorry to be a party pooper, but Hitler was an amazing public speaker... not that I am comparing Obama to Hitler... I am not, but having worked with Obama a couple of times and seeing how his team runs things it's so much more show than you could imagine and I think if everyone could have seen him in the light I have you might a different take on the guy.

He is a great public speaker, but what we need is a leader who will actually "do" what he claims he will do and I am scared that Obama will do what he claims he will... scary stuff... especially his tax plan... both of my companies made more than $250,000/year but I was still living check to check... if a company like mine gets taxed hard like Obama is promising I would have to fire my staff... it's hard to understand it when you haven't owned, but his tax plan is going to cut a ton of jobs.

Anyways... enough of the politics... how are you these day ;)

Damien said...

to make sure my point was clear... being a great public speaker doesn't mean squat!!!! :)

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