Friday, August 29, 2008

Out of the Park

You can't hit it out of the park unless you're in the park. And boy, Barack Obama was in the park. That crowd was something. Could John McCain fill an 80,000-seat stadium for his acceptance speech? Heck, I'd like to see him try to get 40,000. The Republicans would be busing in illegal immigrants to fill half the seats.

Finally, finally, the Democrats have picked the right theme -- change v. more of the same. Biden and Obama nobly refrained from attacking McCain's character. They didn't go after his military service -- and let's not forget how Republicans shamelessly mocked John Kerry's service and medals. John McCain is an upstanding, patriotic American. But on the issues, the difference is clear: McCain wants to continue the failed policies of the last eight years, the policies that brought us lower median income, rising income inequality, a pointless, costly war, and a lowered standing around the world.

We can't afford four more years of that. (I loved the life-long Republican nurse who pointed this out. ) We need change. It's change v. more of the same. Let's hear it every day between now and November 4.

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