We can't afford four more years of the tired, old theory that says we should give more to billionaires and big corporations and hope that prosperity trickles down to everyone else. That's the failed theory that got us into this mess.
In the end, the choice in this election isn’t between tax cuts and no tax cuts. It’s about whether you believe we should only reward wealth, or whether we should also reward the work and workers who create it. It’s about whether you believe in an America where opportunity and success is open to anyone who’s willing to work for it. And that’s the America we will build together when I’m President of the United States.
We’ve tried it John McCain’s way. We’ve tried it George Bush’s way. Deep down, Senator McCain knows that, which is why his campaign said that “if we keep talking about the economy, we’re going to lose.” That’s why he’s spending these last weeks calling me every name in the book. Because that’s how you play the game in Washington. If you can’t beat your opponent’s ideas, you distort those ideas and maybe make some up. If you don’t have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run away from. You make a big election about small things.
Pennsylvania, we are here to say “Not this time. Not this year. Not when so much is at stake.” Senator McCain might be worried about losing an election, but I’m worried about Americans who are losing their homes, and their jobs, and their life savings. I can take one more week of John McCain’s attacks, but this country can’t take four more years of the same old politics and the same failed policies. It’s time for something new.
The question in this election is not “Are you better off than you were four years ago?” We know the answer to that. The real question is, “Will this country be better off four years from now?”
More video on Obama's speech in the rain. A message of "Power to the People", and meaningful change.
Oh btw, Half-Hour Obama Infomercial to Air on 7 Networks tonight
Update on Obama Infomercial:
My opinion? Way too goodie two shoe. I felt like I was reading a magazine in the doctors office. Yesterday's rainstorm speech, however, was moving and genuine. Too bad that one wasn't shown on the main stream media.