Saturday, February 10, 2007

More live blogging on Barack Obama's presidential announcement speech

Some of the problem we face:

"The smallness of our politics. Our chronic avoidance of tough decision."

And we are not "building a working consensus to tackle the big problems of America."

That's right. The people in charge for the last six years have not been interested in that. But we have been doing that in Illinois and Barack was a big part of that working consensus.

Ouch -- a knock on lobbyists. We need to take that word back from "the special interests". Because what's an active citizen engaged in government but a lobbyist? Paid or unpaid, that's what we need more of us -- hundreds of thousands of lobbyists.

"They get the access while you get to write a letter."

"We're here to take back our government. It's time to turn the page, right here and right now."

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