Bill Clinton: 1992 and Tonight
I was curious about how what Bill Clinton said when he accepted the 1992 Democratic nomination might compare to what he says tonight -- and to what Barack Obama will say tomorrow.
A few lines: "The thing that makes me angriest about what has gone wrong in the last 12 years is that our government has lost touch with our values, while our politicians continue to shout about them. . . . we have seen the folks of Washington turn the American ethic on its head.For too long those who play by the rules and keep the faith have gotten the shaft, and those who cut corners and cut deals have been rewarded. People are working harder than ever, spending less time with their children, working nights and weekends at their jobs instead of going to PTA and Little League or Scouts. And their incomes are still going down. Their taxes are still going up. And the costs of health care, housing and education are going through the roof. Meanwhile, more and more of our best people are falling into poverty even though they work 40 hours a week."
It sounds a lot like today, don't you think?
If you're interested, here's the whole of Clinton's 1992 speech.
Posted by: John | August 27, 2008 9:07 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: EJ lover | August 27, 2008 10:13 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: anthony | August 27, 2008 11:27 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: JASON H | August 28, 2008 3:13 AM | Report abuse
Posted by: Mary | August 28, 2008 7:46 AM | Report abuse
Posted by: Anna | August 28, 2008 10:48 AM | Report abuse
Posted by: Shayna Arnold | August 29, 2008 10:26 AM | Report abuse
The comments to this entry are closed.