October 28, 2008
After two terms of George W. Bush’s failed leadership, nobody is wondering whether America is better off now than we were four – or eight – years ago. In his closing argument speech yesterday in Canton, Ohio, Barack Obama asked the real question: “Will this country be better off four years from now?” In addition to laying out his plan to undo the damage done by Bush’s disastrous policies, Obama called for an end to the divisive politics which pit us against each other.
“In one week, we can choose an economy that rewards work and creates new jobs and fuels prosperity from the bottom-up. “In one week, we can choose to invest in health care for our families, and education for our kids, and renewable energy for our future. “In one week, we can choose hope over fear, unity over division, the promise of change over the power of the status quo. “In one week, we can come together as one nation, and one people, and once more choose our better history.”
Watch a portion of the speech below: