“The real gamble in this election is playing the same Washington game
with the same Washington players and expecting a different result. And
that’s a risk we can’t take. Not this year. Not when the stakes are
this high.

In this election, it is time to turn the page. In seven days, it is time to stand for change.

This has been our message since the beginning of this campaign. It was
our message when we were down, and our message when we were up. And it
must be catching on, because in these last few weeks, everyone is
talking about change.

But you can’t at once argue that you’re the master of a broken system
in Washington and offer yourself as the person to change it. You can’t
fall in line behind the conventional thinking on issues as profound as
war and offer yourself as the leader who is best prepared to chart a
new and better course for America.

The truth is, you can have the right kind of experience and the wrong
kind of experience. Mine is rooted in the real lives of real people and
it will bring real results if we have the courage to change. I believe
deeply in those words. But they are not mine. They were Bill Clinton’s
in 1992, when Washington insiders questioned his readiness to lead.”

ooh snap barack, that was a low blow.


~ by justinhong on December 28, 2007.

8 Responses to “”

  1. You want real change? Change that will revolutionize a struggling nation, and return the country to its golden age? I only have one word for you:RONPAULRONPAULRONPAULRONPAULRONPAULRONPAULRONPAUL!

  2. I’m also for Ron Paul. The fact that Obama can quote Bill Clinton in talking about change simply shows how there is not much difference between what he proposes and what the rest of the bunch proposes.Ron Paul, for example, is the only candidate who intends to close down the Iraq war as soon as possible after he’s elected.

  3. haha the libertarian in disguise?i know he has a pretty crazy following (especially online), but yeah, i don’t really know who i want to vote for yet.i’ve heard paul wants to get rid of the income tax? what (if anything) does he want in its place?

  4. I guess we can have a political discussion in Justin’s Xanga comment section.Yeah, Ron Paul, like all libertarians, definitely wants to get rid of the income tax. Although there is a constitutional amendment that gives the federal government the right to collect income tax, it is blatant violation of private property. Libertarians believe you should be able to do what you want with the money you make.Our country hasn’t always had the income tax. It was actually instituted federally in early parts of the 20th century. Before, the country relied on things like tarriffs. Although abolishing income tax would significant reduce federal revenue, the government won’t need so much money once Ron Paul abolishes the IRS, CIA, department of education, department of energy, a bunch of other departments, scales back our military, and pulls out of all our wars.

  5. so everything will be private?i think i understand private schools and maybe even roads etc,but what about the non-profit sector? what are corporations’/businesspersons’ incentives to participate in social services etc (or would the small amount of govt power/money go to areas like that?)haha i should probably just look this up, but this is fun!

  6. yea ron paul!

  7. yea I dont know how i feel about ron paul yet either. (or obama for that matter) but i feel like a libertarian would almost make too much change. people both loved and hated president clinton because he kind of made the democratic party stand for nothing. all bill clinton did was run the country more efficiently than almost any other president in recent memory, but he honestly didnt make any huge sweeping changes. I feel like ron paul would just take it a little too far. im all for changes, big changes, but I also feel like we need to work together with some of these things. yea i dont agree with abolishing income tax. most people dont realize that alot of governemtn agencies do a lot of decent work, but that it just gets ocvered up by all the crap they screw up. (everything FEMA has done in the past 4 years or so) also I abhor private toll roads. one of my planning teachers and UCI was asked how he felt about toll roads and his response was something like “theyre s***, f*** them.” i more or less agree.

  8. thanks justin!! as for politics, i think all this ron paul hype is really interesting. i think people clearly want change and that’s why people are supporting him, but i do agree with jason on most points and think he might take things a little too far. plus, i’m not sure how much he could actually accomplish what he says he will, considering our current political system. i’m definitely not a libertarian.

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