You can read the full text for yourself at the link below--but of all the things I was surprised by in Obama's re-election speech, two stick out:
1. A small thing, but significant: "Tonight, more than 200 years after a former colony won the right to determine its own destiny . . . " A former colony? Which of the thirteen colonies is he referring to? And Obama is a Harvard law graduate? If you don't know and understand that America was formed from thirteen independent, original colonies, you are woefully ignorant--particularly to be President of these United States. No wonder Obama thinks the federal powers are unlimited (and unfortunately, our present Supreme Court apparently agrees--at least as long as you characterize the "power grab" as a "tax").
2. A glaring omission--no thanks, no mention of, Bill Clinton. Never, in the history of this Republic, has a past President taken such an active, and significant, role in a Presidential race. I understand Obama called Clinton after calling Romney, but still, public acknowledgement, and thanks, should have been made.
BBC News - Full text: Obama's re-election speech
Tomorrow: a post-election analysis of the Romney campaign (hint: it's not "rocket science").
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