August 30, 2008

Obama's Speech

I finally had a chance to listen to the speeches from the Convention today and was truly impressed with the power of so many of them. I found Obama's speech strong and compelling and I heard him talk about what he sees the Democratic Party doing for the country. And it was in this line that I heard once more what defines the difference between the Republican "you are on your own" philosophy and the Democratic "we are in this together" philosophy.

I've seen it in the workers who would rather cut their hours back a day even though they can't afford it than see their friends lose their jobs, in the soldiers who re-enlist after losing a limb, in the good neighbors who take a stranger in when a hurricane strikes and the floodwaters rise.

Democrats believe that when we are together we are better. It's about more than just ourselves.

Thank you, Senator Obama. That is something I can believe in and support.

Update: Georgia10 noted another section in Obama's speech which also explained those Democratic values.

Posted by Mary at August 30, 2008 06:01 PM | Philosophy | Technorati links |

I think we need a hybrid of the on your own and we're in it together. Obviously being a liberal,we lean toward the we're in it together part,but we can't have people completely on their own or helped cradle to grave.

Posted by: brian at August 31, 2008 10:38 AM

Obama's speech was fantastic. After so many good speeches I wasn't sure how he could still shine, but he was truly great. It's a speech for the history books.

Posted by: Flo at September 3, 2008 10:08 PM