As for Bin Laden and foreign affairs, he promised to get that evil guy, and to negotiate with whomever he had to on our behalf.
Barack also said that far too many home owners were facing foreclosures, with the value of their properties declining. Under his administration, he promised relief for this situation. More Americans would be put to work in construction, in building pollution free energy plants, windmills in windy states like Wyoming.
When I attended the University of Wyoming at Laramie, I recall that ceaseless wind, its frigid blasts the cause of colds and pneumonia. Its shrill sound also at least partially accounted for a high suicide and alcoholism rate.
He returned to the attack upon McCain, saying as had Joe Biden a few weeks before here, that McCain, voting with Bush 98% of the time was no maverick at all.
Yes, I agree, McCain might as well be a clone of our President George Bush!
On all issues, Obama told the rapt crowd, McCain stood far too right. He mentioned, that Vice President Cheney had come out of his "undisclosed location" to campaign for McCain. The great and enthusiastic assemblage laughed a good two minutes before Obama could go on!
Then before closing, he reiterated that he thought that Cheney was, as I would term it, just a nail in McCain's political coffin.
That day, as a volunteer who had to go through training, I'd arrived so early that, by the end of the speech, I had difficulty remembering where I'd parked.
Were not this the case, I just might have made it to Jorge's Mexican Restaurant in time to meet Senator Obama and his lovely wife. I'd been invited by two prominent, local Democratic lawyer brothers, Joe and Jim Koncilja, to meet them there.
But as circumstances had it - alas, I arrived too late. Instead I stood among a crowd just trying to merely get a glimpse of - I hope - our future President and First Lady.
Yet I wouldn't have traded the experience of the entire day for all the world.
And - who knows? - if I succeeded in just getting an e-mail to Senator Obama's Illinois, Senate colleague, he may yet still come to read all I've written for him and Senator Biden!
I hope so.
I prey so!
Just as I've always wanted blue eyes !
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