Obama: Reports of Hope and Change Are Greatly Exaggerated

Hope? Change? Not so much.

Team Obama is busily preparing to dash his supporters’ hope for change should he win the presidential election on Tuesday. Even in the final days before the election, the pressure to deliver on his lofty promises has Obama attempting to dampen expectations on the campaign trail:

“The first hundred days is going to be important, but it’s probably going to be the first thousand days that makes the difference,” he said. He has also been reminding crowds in recent days how “hard” it will be to achieve his goals, and that it will take time.

“I won’t stand here and pretend that any of this will be easy – especially now,” Mr Obama told a rally in Sarasota, Florida, yesterday, citing “the cost of this economic crisis, and the cost of the war in Iraq.”

This should be a huge wakeup call to any voters who remain undecided.  Hope and change are on backorder.  Barack Obama is scaling back his resplendent rhetoric because it has been empty rhetoric. He is a demagogue whose promises of hope are as fraudulent as his fundraising operation. Whether or not you find inspiration in his message, understand that Barack Obama cannot and will not deliver positive change. Can unfulfilled hope sustain you and your family for the next four years?

I won’t make false promises that a McCain administration will someday inspire unparalleled awe and reverence in historians. His presidency will revolve around the decidedly unsensational task of cleaning up inherited messes, and he isn’t likely to provoke tingly exhilaration in crowds. But all evidence indicates that John McCain is a man of his word who loves his country with breathtaking intensity and unwavering devotion. He is a man of honor who doesn’t need need an Olympian backdrop to lend gravity to his words or an embellished resume to inflate his experience.

Only one candidate has told the truth about the state of the union and the challenges we face. When Barack Obama spoke of hope and change, he was blowing smoke. When John McCain says he’ll put country first, he means it.


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