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Obama: Not this time



Deafening crowd of 20,000 in Sunrise. Obama: "Look – 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.”  ... 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.

"Florida, we are here to say “Not this time.  Not this year.  Not when there is so much is at stake. We are going to win this election  Senator McCain might be worried about losing an election, but I’m worried about you losing your homes, and your jobs, and your life savings.  I can take one more week of John McCain’s attacks, but this country can’t take four more years of Bush-McCain. It's time for something new."

The speech is timed so a few minutes at the end air live on his 30-minute info-bama-mercial.

[Last modified: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 4:42pm]


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