Saturday, January 5, 2008

voice projection

After 8 years of slurred speeches, dropped vowels, and mixed metaphors from on high, Americans are finally demanding enunciation and voice projection all the way to the back of the room from anyone who expects to hold the office.

Senator Barack Obama's eloquence on the stump gives us the same belief in possiblities that the last distinguished orator to hold the nation's highest office, Bill Clinton, did. Senator Clinton, while a good speaker, just doesn't rouse the same fevor in the crowd as does Obama.

Cultural change always preceeds politcal change. Hope is better than the reality we've been subjected to for many years now. People really do want to believe again that this country can be better and unfortunately for the blue-bloods, monarchists, and K-streeters there are many young people who'd rather volunteer for the cause than work for THE MAN. or WOMAN.

"You know they said, they said,they said this day would never come. They said...our sights were set to high. They said this country was too divided, too disillusioned to ever come together around a common purpose. But on this January night, at this defining moment in history, YOU have done what the cynics said we couldn't do. YOU have done what the state of New Hampshire can do in five days. YOU have done what America can do in this New Year, 2008. In lines that stretched around schools and churches, in small towns, and in big cities, you came together as Democrats, Republicans, and Independents to stand up and say that we are one nation. We are one people. And our time for change has come!...YOU said the time has come to move beyond the bitterness and pettiness and anger that's consumed Washington. To end the political strategy that's been all about division and instead, make it about addition, to build a coalition for change that stretches through red states and blue states. Because that's how we'll win in November, and that's how we'll finally meet the challenges that we face as a nation. We are choosing hope over fear. We're choosing unity over division and sending a powerful message that change is coming to America."

Barack Obama, excert from acceptance speech Iowa causus, Jan. 4, 2008

3 comments:

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Anonymous said...

But that's just a lot of blagh blagh blagh.

Worse, what is understanndable isn't true. We don't need to be united, we need to be more divided.

Right now, the Republicans propose some lunacy, and the Democrats happily go along. THAT's the problem. We've got too much bipartisanship, too much colusion, too much "unity" if you will.

We need someone who's going to stand up and say not no but HELL NO! not just take a powder and go along because we need to be all parties together,

That ain't Clinton (to be honest I see no difference between the two except I like her hair better and he's better and making vague speeches) but it certainly ain't Obama, either. Joe Lieberman's best friend and teh guy who thinks the Daily Kos is a lunatic fringe (yeah, unity always seem to be heavy on the Republicans light on the Democrats) isn't going to be the person to steer this country off this dangerous, widely veering course--too divisive.

m.o.i.@ warrior ant press said...

And your point is? You seem to be saying that the country needs to be both more ("we've to too much bipartisanship") AND less divisive? Which is it? You can say a lot of things about the Republicans but calling them unifyers is certainly a stretch - unless you're talking about pulling together the priviledged and the few - they seem to do well at that.