sexta-feira, 5 de setembro de 2008

Fit to lead?

Engraçado que sendo Barack Obama muito mais carismático do que John McCain é este que tem as frases mais memoráveis.
O seu discurso ontem na Convenção do Partido Republicano é um excelente exemplo. Note-se que se apropriou de alguns dos slogans de Obama (change), confirmando a sua tendência reactiva mais do que activa.

Difícil, difícil, é convencer os eleitores que vai fazer tudo diferente do actual presidente, que é do mesmo partido, que os males da América não têm nada que ver com o actual governo, que é do mesmo partido, e que agora é que vai ser bom, com o mesmo partido.

All you ever asked of government is to stand on your side, not in your way.
(...) And let me offer an advance warning to the old, big spending, do nothing, me first, country second Washington crowd: change is coming.
(...) I'd rather lose an election than see my country lose a war.
(...) I fight to restore the pride and principles of our party. We were elected to change Washington, and we let Washington change us.
(...) We believe in low taxes; spending discipline, and open markets. We believe in rewarding hard work and risk takers and letting people keep the fruits of their labour.
(...) Government assistance for unemployed workers was designed for the economy of the 1950s. That's going to change on my watch.
(...) In America, we change things that need to be changed. Each generation makes its contribution to our greatness.(...) The work that is ours to do is plainly before us. We don't need to search for it.
We need to change the way government does almost everything: from the way we protect our security to the way we compete in the world economy; from the way we respond to disasters to the way we fuel our transportation network; from the way we train our workers to the way we educate our children.
(...) I was blessed by misfortune.
(...) I fell in love with my country when I was a prisoner in someone else's.
(...) If you find faults with our country, make it a better one. If you're disappointed with the mistakes of government, join its ranks and work to correct them.
(...) nothing brings greater happiness in life than to serve a cause greater than yourself.
(...) We're Americans, and we never give up. We never quit. We never hide from history. We make history.

O texto integral está aqui, e os videos aqui.

2 comentários:

Moura Aveirense disse...

O que me preocupa é que os republicanos governam mal, mas sabem fazer campanhas e ganhar eleições... e aquela candidata a vice-presidente... geeeeezzzzz...

Gi disse...

Pois é... Mas os republicanos parecem encantados e já dizem que é uma vítima da comunicação democrata.