Barack Obama’s Speech – One for the Ages

Invesco Field at Mile High stadium has never been so energized.  80,000 Americans from diverse backgrounds came together to witness history in the making.  What a party.  A grand and authentic show of Unity to the sounds of Stevie Wonder, Michael McDonald, Will.i.Am and John Legend.  And there were some fabulous orations. Al Gore gave a rousing Green speech reminding us all of the fragile nature of our planet and the consequences of ignoring Global warming.

Interestingly, McCain announced Sarah Palin as his VP choice, a woman who believes that global warming claims are overstated.  Like many in the Republican party (certainly not all to be fair) she does not believe in Science.  Skeptical of the theory of evolution, she is a proponent of teaching Creationism in the schools.  I’m not making this up!

Finally, the moment came that 38 million Americans watched all across the country – Barack Obama, the first African American accepting the nomination of a major political party.  His speech was one for the ages and should remove all doubt as to his beliefs and plans.  He effectively linked the suffering of the middle class to failed Republican policies that put the interest of the wealthy and big business over the interest of the people.  He defined what he means by change, giving detailed proposals on the issues that people care about:  job creation, education, energy, the environment, health care, tax relief and ending the war.  He explained how he would pay for his plans by “closing corporate loopholes and tax havens that don’t help America grow” and by eliminating programs that “don’t work” and “making the ones we do need work better and cost less”.

“…the change we need is coming” and that change is Barack Obama.

Barack Obama’s Acceptance Speech

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