Closing Arguments

I heard a bit of Biden’s speech today. He said (to paraphrase) we can no longer be a red country and a blue country. We are one nation, under God, indivisible. Get up and take back this country we love. This summarizes the final message from Obama/Biden. The desire is to end the schisms of red and blue and bring all sides together.

The McCain/Palin closing argument is as disjointed as has been their entire campaign. And it continues the drumbeat of fear, lies, distortions, and fails to tell us what they stand for. Bottom line, their closing argument is to campaign AGAINST Obama/Biden, and not campaign FOR anything.

Judge for yourself which one is preparing to take office and move forward to serve the people of this country.

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  1. #1 by Obi wan liberali on October 29, 2008 - 9:31 am

    Good point. Republicans are already repositioning themselves for the role as opponent to the party in power. That in itself is an interesting admission. Obama needs to make his message increasingly positive because it will contrast sharply with the desperate attempts by the McCain campaign to bring down Obama, rather than lift up McCain. So far, most of Obama’s adds still attack McCain. I think that strategy is flawed. Now is the time to inpsire confidence in Barack, not further doubts in McCain.

  2. #2 by Becky Stauffer on October 29, 2008 - 9:47 am

    I agree. And I think Obama is that smart. I predict his half hour of television tonight will be about bringing people together, and making a new start, talking about the future. I don’t expect to hear much about McCain/Palin at all tonight. But I could be wrong, it wouldn’t be the first time.

  3. #3 by Richard Warnick on October 29, 2008 - 9:47 am

    McCain has one of the worst-run presidential campaigns ever, and Obama has one of the best. Let’s hope his presidency goes anywhere near that smoothly.

    Sarah Palin has been a disaster– her “clothing argument” is about $150,000 in clothing and accessories paid for by the RNC. McCain campaign insiders, who should be blaming themselves, are calling her a “diva” and a “whack job.”

  4. #4 by Becky Stauffer on October 29, 2008 - 10:28 am

    Exactly, Richard. The RNC and McCain/Palin all seem to be their own worst enemies. Political science professors everywhere should have a great object lesson from this.

    I don’t kid myself that the Obama administration will be flawless, but I have gained a tremendous confidence in watching him these past months. I am convinced he will be a remarkable president.

  5. #5 by Richard Warnick on October 29, 2008 - 1:02 pm

    The New York Times describes the Obama campaign’s broadcast closing argument for tonight, 7 pm Utah time.

    Senator Barack Obama will use his prime-time half-hour infomercial on Wednesday night to make what is effectively a closing argument to a national audience of millions. At times he will speak directly into the camera about his 20-month campaign, at others he will highlight everyday voters, their everyday troubles, and his plans to address them.

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