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Obama: It's easy to rile up a crowd by stoking anger and division

Obama hits McCain-Palin for stoking fears and rage at their rallies. I like this:

It's easy to rile up a crowd by stoking anger and division. But that's not what we need right now in the United States. The times are too serious. The challenges are too great. The American people aren't looking for someone who can divide this country -- they're looking for someone who will lead it. We're in a serious crisis -- now, more than ever, it is time to put country ahead of politics. Now, more than ever, it is time to bring change to Washington so that it works for the people of this country that we love.

I know my opponent is worried about his campaign. But that's not what I'm concerned about. I'm thinking about the Americans losing their jobs, and their homes, and their life savings. We can't afford four more years of the economic theory that says we should give more and more to those with the most and hope that prosperity trickles down to everyone else.

Obama's never going to convert those unhinged weirdos who still think he's some subversive Muslim secret agent, but he can appeal to moderates and undecideds who don't want to be associated with those nutters. he also gets to point out how worried his opponent is and nobody wants to hang with a worrywart loser.

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