fredag 29. august 2008

Barack Obamas tale natt til i dag

Mens jeg sitter og hører på Stian på P3 og venter på at spillelisten min skal komme opp, og Metallica suser inn i ørene mine med den geniale singelen "The Day that Never Comes", fikk jeg lest gjennom hele talen som senator Obama holdt natt til i dag. En av de tingene jeg la spesielt godt merke til, er at han aldri kritiserer McCains person.
Now let there be no doubt. The Republican nominee, John McCain, has worn the uniform of our country with bravery and distinction, and for that we owe him our gratitude and respect.
I stedet tar han for seg saker McCain har stått for, og forteller hvorfor McCains løsninger ikke holder. Her er noen eksempler:
But the record's clear: John McCain has voted with George Bush ninety percent of the time. Senator McCain likes to talk about judgment, but really, what does it say about your judgment when you think George Bush has been right more than ninety percent of the time?
Senator McCain has been anything but independent. He said that our economy has made "great progress" under this President. He said that the fundamentals of the economy are strong. And when one of his chief advisors - the man who wrote his economic plan - was talking about the anxiety Americans are feeling, he said that we were just suffering from a "mental recession," and that we've become, and I quote, "a nation of whiners."
Now, I don't believe that Senator McCain doesn't care what's going on in the lives of Americans. I just think he doesn't know. Why else would he define middle-class as someone making under five million dollars a year?
It's not because John McCain doesn't care. It's because John McCain doesn't get it.
Det er tydelig at Obamas mål er et sterkt U.S.A. , som nyter det internasjonale samfunns respekt. Man må starte med seg selv, skal man kunne gjøre noe for andre, og det er tydelig at han har tenkt å gjøre det.
Unlike John McCain, I will stop giving tax breaks to corporations that ship jobs overseas, and I will start giving them to companies that create good jobs right here in America. I will eliminate capital gains taxes for the small businesses and the start-ups that will create the high-wage, high-tech jobs of tomorrow. I will cut taxes - cut taxes - for 95% of all working families. Because in an economy like this, the last thing we should do is raise taxes on the middle-class. And for the sake of our economy, our security, and the future of our planet, I will set a clear goal as President: in ten years, we will finally end our dependence on oil from the Middle East.
Jeg får mer og mer respekt for mannen, og håper virkelig at han vinner valget. Det vil ikke bare være godt for U.S.A., men for hele verden.