Aug 29 2008

Dissecting Obama’s Historic Speech

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obamaYesterday, in front of a crowd of nearly 85,000 people in Denver, Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama gave an historic acceptance speech. He spoke on the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr’s I have a Dream speech, invoking more economic populist rhetoric than ever before. Responding to the Republican critique that he had not provided specifics about his plans as president, Obama spelled out his position on the economy, the environment, education, health care, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and more. He clearly delineated himself from his rival John McCain, and current president Bush.

Today we take a look at Obama’s stated policies with Ethel Long-Scott,

GUEST: Ethel Long-Scott, Executive Director of the Women’s Economic Agenda Project, (WEAP), and editorial board member of the Black Commentator.

For more information, visit www.weap.org.

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  1. Marcelinoon 29 Aug 2008 at 1:01 pm

    I don’t understand why he doesn’t give more speeches in a populist rhetorical tone. This will surely get him elected.

    But this is just a small grain of sand in comparison to the bigger problem of making sure his administration does what the people demand.