TOPIC A : Baracketology
Barack Obama's eloquence lifted him above his Democratic competitors in the primaries and ultimately put him in the White House. But which sentiments got, or continue to get, our vote?
"What Americans expect from Washington is action that matches the urgency they feel in their daily lives."
"I don't care whether you're driving a hybrid or an SUV -- if you're headed for a cliff, you've got to change
"There is not a liberal America and a conservative America. There is the United States of America."
"In the end that's what this election is about. Do we participate in a politics of cynicism or . . . a politics of hope?"
"I reject the view that says our problems will simply take care of themselves, that says government has no role in laying the foundation for our common prosperity."
"I can no more disown him than I can disown the black community."
"We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."