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Barack Obama rocked the house last night

CSMS Magazine Staff writers

 Before a crowd estimated to be at 80,000, Barack Obama made an emphatic plea considered by many as one of his most profound speeches yet in his daring bid to become the first man of color to occupy the White House. Blasting McCain in every angle, Barack Obama promised the American people last night a clean break from the old politics in Washington and from the “failed presidency ofGeorge W. Bush.”The Illinois senator vowed to cut taxes for 90 % of working-class families. He also vowed to end the war in Iraq, redouble the effort to capture Ben Laden by beefing up the war in Afghanistan and promise to put a break with America’s energy dependence on Mideast oil within ten years.Obama was blunt, flashy, stern and utterly direct as he stood erect behind the lavishly decorated podium made just for the man of the hour; and while waving to a fired-up and politically charged audience jammed inside the Invesco Field in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains, Obama was unmistakably strong. Building a trench between him and the Republicans, his speech was a clear rebottle to the argument that he is not ready to govern.He attacked McCain in every aspect, from the economy to foreign policy to national security. While calling McCain a good man, he quickly pointed out he “just doesn’t get it,” referring to McCain’s support for the Bush Administration economic policies that favor the rich by awarding tax breaks to wealthiest Americans in the “hope” that their money will finally trickle down to the vast majority of those who wallow every day in economic uncertainty.On the Iraq war, Obama called McCain a senator who “stands alone in his stubborn refusal to end a misguided war.”Notwithstanding the carefully-stage-managed convention made for infomercial and the glittering light that sparkled inside the stadium, one has to admit that Barack Obama was on a direct collision course with history, and the historic acceptance speech was delivered on the 45thanniversary of the Dr. Martin Luther King’s I Have a dream speech. People came from all over the country to witness the event. All the major networks agree that Obama’s message was one that will resonate in the minds of voters for days and months to come as recognized by conservative commentator David Brooks of the New York Times.      Obama and his running mate, Sen. Joseph Biden. of Delaware, leave their convention city on Friday for Pennsylvania, first stop on an eight-week sprint to Election Day. To night, as McCain is the only man who now stands between him and a place in history, it remains to be seen if the never-seen-before glamorized show was good enough to give Obama the bounce in the polls that many are desperately searching.  We’ll be watching.Also see A text message that kept the world guessing for more than 72 hours As Barack Obama ends his historic trip abroad, serious questions arise over his antiwar credentials Barack Obama rocks the Middle East and Europe Obama’s candidacy and the bittersweet feeling within the African American leadership When will race seize to be the cornerstone of American politic? Hillary Clinton’s Paranoia and the Democrats Dilemma Hillary Clinton wants to clinch the nomination at all costIs Barack Obama unstoppable after his stunning victory in Iowa last week?   The Obama campaign plunges deeper into the defensive after the Nevada lost last Saturday

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