Friday, February 09, 2007

Barack Obama: "This Is Our Time To Lead"

I didn’t get this posted last week but, since the word is out that Barack Obama (D-IL) will say tomorrow that his exploratory committee has run its course and he's a full-fledged presidential candidate, I wanted you to see the speech he gave at the Democratic National Committee Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C. on February 2.

An excerpt:
We've got 130,000 Americans fighting halfway across the world in a war that should have never been waged, led by leaders who have no plan to end it. We don’t have time to be cynical. Democrats, this is not a game. This can't be about who digs up more skeletons on who, who makes the fewest slip-ups on the campaign trail. We owe it to the American people to be more than that. We owe them an election where voters are inspired. Where they believe that we might be able to do things that we haven't done before.
And here's the video (about 16 minutes).