Senator McCaskill compared the stories of Barack and Michelle Obama to her own and all who believe that in America anyone can accomplish anything during his speech to the Democratic National Convention Monday night.
McCaskill spoke just prior to Michelle Obama. McCaskill, only two years into her Senate term, has had a lightning rise within in the party ranks, based in large part on her early support of Obama’s campaign.
McCaskill invoked Missouri early in the speech, painting it as a state with a nice view of America; one that isn’t red or blue, but independent just like its only president, Harry Truman. McCaskill told delegates that Barack Obama knows what unites the American people and will foster it. She harshly criticized the Bush Administration, claiming they had left the American dream in jeopardy.
“For eight years we have watched our government take care of the few, the powerful, and the extremely wealthy,” McCaskill told the convention, “We have seen our Dream put at risk by George Bush’s Washington. John McCain is running for four more years of the same old politics and exact same failed policies that we had under George Bush.”
Barack Obama, according to McCaskill, will change the status quo and reinvigorate the American dream.
“I have seen Barack Obama bring people together–Democrats, Republicans and Independents; young and old – he makes us believe, once more, in the very best of America,” McCaskill told the crowd, “Barack Obama is going to be one great President; a great President for one great nation – One Nation, Under God, with Liberty and Justice for all.”