The Obama campaign released a new ad this morning. It’s a 2 minute effort which has Sen. Obama speaking directly into the camera about the economy and reform. I’m interested to hear your reactions.
The lobbyists versus regular folks having a voice in the process part was well done, I thought.
Yesterday, Sen. Obama spoke about the economy — as he and Sen. Biden have been doing for several weeks without getting a lot of press about it during Palinpalooza. I thought this went to the heart of where a lot of Americans are these days:
Because the truth is, what Senator McCain said yesterday fits with the same economic philosophy that he’s had for 26 years. It’s the philosophy that says we should give more and more to those with the most and hope that prosperity trickles down. It’s the philosophy that says even common-sense regulations are unnecessary and unwise. It’s a philosophy that lets Washington lobbyists shred consumer protections and distort our economy so it works for the special interests instead of working people.
…Jobs have disappeared, and peoples’ life savings have been put at risk. Millions of families face foreclosure, and millions more have seen their home values plummet. The cost of everything from gas to groceries to health care has gone up, while the dream of a college education for our kids and a secure and dignified retirement for our seniors is slipping away. These are the struggles that Americans are facing. This is the pain that has now trickled up.
So let’s be clear: what we’ve seen the last few days is nothing less than the final verdict on an economic philosophy that has completely failed….
Obama isn’t perfect (what politician is, sadly?), but I simply cannot vote for McCain, who has lobbyists doing business on his campaign bus and who seemingly has no concept how real people live day to day. Joe Biden got this right: "I could walk from here to Lansing, and I wouldn’t run into a single person who thought our economy was doing well, unless I ran into John McCain."
I’ve had more than enough rose-colored malarky from Bush/Cheney to last a lifetime.