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Yes, We Did!

"America, this is our moment. This is our time. Our time to turn the page on the policies of the past. Our time to bring new energy and new ideas to the challenges we face. Our time to offer a new direction for the country we love.

"The journey will be difficult. The road will be long. I face this challenge with profound humility, and knowledge of my own limitations. But I also face it with limitless faith in the capacity of the American people. Because if we are willing to work for it, and fight for it, and believe in it, then I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on Earth. This was the moment – this was the time – when we came together to remake this great nation so that it may always reflect our very best selves, and our highest ideals."

-- Sen. Barack Obama, 3 June 2008, St. Paul, Minnesota.

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Jun. 4th, 2008 04:54 am (UTC)
I was wondering when you'd say something... congrats! All that work paid off at last!

What do you say to Obama/Edwards? I think they'd make one *hell* of a team together!
Jun. 5th, 2008 11:59 am (UTC)
I love John Edwards and would gladly vote for that ticket, but I do think the strongest ticket would involve a running mate with heavy-duty longtime foreign policy experience.

A lot of people have suggested Edwards for Attorney General, which would be great. Also, he'd be perfect for the Cabinet if he could influence policy about poverty/working families.

Edited at 2008-06-05 11:59 am (UTC)
Jun. 5th, 2008 05:31 pm (UTC)
Hmm. I hadn't considered that possibility of Edwards as AG - but he would be ideal.

Who's the foreign policy heavy-hitter under consideration? Not Hillary, I hope - she scares me and I think she would doom the ticket. Too many people on both sides of the aisle are polarized against her. I think it'd be another case of the left-leaning Republicans voting right-wing anyway in a reprise of 2004 - "I'd vote for a Democrat, but not for Kerry," they said back then, they'll say the same about Hillary.

I would think that Retired General Wesley Clark would *ideal* as Obama's running mate if someone can talk the guy into running - a war veteran whose credentials are absolutely untouchable, someone who already has experience at the international level due to his tenure as an ambassador (but who also knows the value of real, civilian-gathered intelligence and what the military can and cannot do).
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