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Resilience Crosses Political Lines

Despite the calls by both sides to draw the country together, the recent Republican and Democratic Presidential nominating conventions have each stressed partisan rhetoric, appealing to their bases. Some speeches were soaring, others angry, some fact-filled, others vague, some pointing fingers over past actions, others promising future efforts. But the one that was the most inspiring to the greatest number of Americans was only 31 words long and was given by an ex-three-term Representative. When Gabby Giffords led the Pledge of Allegiance, there wasn’t a dry eye in the hall … Continue reading

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Ending his speech to the American people with thundering applause as he promised, “I fight for you!” John McCain accepted his party’s nomination to become President of the United States. Positioning himself as a fighter, a reformer and a patriot, he told his personal story of dedication to country and his political story of pragmatic reaching across party lines to accomplish national goals. And he challenged the American people to “fight for what’s right for our country‚Ķthe ideals and character of a free people.” Portraying himself as an agent for … Continue reading

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Supporters and critics alike agreed that Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s speech last night at the Republican convention was a big WOW. She introduced herself to the American people, embodying the contribution women make to their families and communities. She was poised and comfortable – a natural – as she stepped into the spotlight of history, a woman showing her toughness, yet with a smile. Reaching out to women in the electorate, Palin said of her place on the Republican ticket, it proved that, “Every woman can walk through every door … Continue reading

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Who would have thought eight years ago when he was running for Vice-President on the Democratic ticket that Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman would be giving an impassioned prime-time speech in support of presumptive Presidential nominee John McCain at the Republican convention? Lieberman, transpartisan himself, praised maverick McCain for reaching across the aisle time and again to forge bipartisan accords between Independents, Democrats and Republicans in an effort to improve government for all Americans. Speaking directly to the undecided voters at home, he urged them to support McCain, casting him as … Continue reading

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