mercredi 17 septembre 2008

Barack - Yes we can!

Barack Obama's new battleground state 2 minute ad

It's kind of like a one-minute waltz, but better for the economy.

The text:

In the past few weeks, Wall Street’s been rocked as banks closed and markets tumbled. But for many of you – the people I’ve met in town halls, backyards and diners across America – our troubled economy isn’t news.

600,000 Americans have lost their jobs since January. Paychecks are flat and home values are falling. It’s hard to pay for gas and groceries and if you put it on a credit card they’ve probably raised your rates. You’re paying more than ever for health insurance that covers less and less. This isn’t just a string of bad luck.

The truth is that while you’ve been living up to your responsibilities Washington has not. That’s why we need change. Real change.

This is no ordinary time and it shouldn’t be an ordinary election. But much of this campaign has been consumed by petty attacks and distractions that have nothing to do with you or how we get America back on track.

Here’s what I believe we need to do.

  • Reform our tax system to give a $1,000 tax break to the middle class instead of showering more on oil companies and corporations that outsource our jobs.
  • End the “anything goes” culture on Wall Street with real regulation that protects your investments and pensions.
  • Fast track a plan for energy ‘made-in-America’ that will free us from our dependence on mid-east oil in 10 years and put millions of Americans to work.
  • Crack down on lobbyists – once and for all -- so their back-room deal-making no longer drowns out the voices of the middle class and undermines our common interests as Americans.
  • And yes, bring a responsible end to this war in Iraq so we stop spending billions each month rebuilding their country when we should be rebuilding ours.
Doing these things won’t be easy. But we’re Americans. We’ve met tough challenges before. And we can again.

I’m Barack Obama. I hope you’ll read my economic plan.

I approved this message because bitter, partisan fights and outworn ideas of the left and the right won’t solve the problems we face today. But a new spirit of unity and shared responsibility will.

This following is a public service announcement, paid for by my volunteer time:

What have YOU done to help get Barack elected today?

48 days left.

Did you think that you just had to go out and vote? Think again. You can turn your single vote into many votes by reaching out to help the Obama/Biden campaign in many ways:

Call... you know the deal. Go to the phone banking from home page and ask for your first 25 names and numbers in a swing state. C'mon. Skype... your cell phone unlimited evening and weekend free minutes, or just pay for the calls.
Canvass... The Obama Neighbor to Neighbor program, or visit a swing state today! The fall leaves are falling (that's what they do). Head out and enjoy the weather, all of you lucky enough not to live in a hurricane state, and knock on doors. The campaign says this is still the best way to approach people and make a difference. If they're for Obama/Biden, as them to volunteer, if they're willing to talk, talk, if they say "No," say "Thank you," and go on your way.
Contribute... Help get this ad on the air in battleground states and make a dent in the McCain/Palin $84 million in public funds. I picked another volunteer and donated on his page today. Spread the joy! Support the support.

And consider making a donation on for Hurricane Ike relief through the American Red Cross.

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