Obama Quotes Reagan to Criticise Republican Handling Of Foreclosure Crisis
In Florida Obama made promises about containing the foreclosure crisis if he came to power. He quoted Reagan to attack the Republican handling of the foreclosure crisis.
A noisy crowd of 8,000 was told by Obama, “At this rate the question isn’t just ‘Are you better off than you were four years ago?’ It’s “Are you better off than you were four weeks ago?’” Republican Reagan made this same query in 1980 to the listeners during a debate with Democrat aspirant Jimmy Carter. Reagan succeeded in ousting Carter.
With only a few weeks left before America votes for the next president Obama has spent two full days to campaign in Florida. Twice Florida had voted in favour of Bush. Now the Democrats are pinning hopes of winning Florida back to its fold and clinch the issue. Florida is one of the top foreclosed hit states.
Obama had with him the perfect weapon – the presence and support of his former rival Hillary Clinton. She will be attending two independent events and one jointly with Obama. Clinton warned the supporters of Obama in Fort Lauderdale not to be complacent and take anything for granted. She said, “I’ve been involved in ten presidential elections as an adult, and Democrats have only won three of them. Even though the polls look good and it appears as though we’re moving in the right direction, do not get lulled into any false sense of security.”
Michelle, the wife of Obama will also be travelling through Florida. Another Democrat who was once the rival of Obama for the nomination, Bill Richardson, the Governor of New Mexico, will also be assisting Obama in Florida to get the support of Latino voters. The deputy campaign manager of Obama’s campaign Steve Hildebrand is also busy in Florida. This shows the importance that is being given to the state by the Democrats.
The Democrats are being told to vote early. This is the vital factor. Obama said, “Go early. We’re going to make sure your vote is counted.” This statement was undoubtedly a reminder to the fact that in 2000 disputed voting had finally helped Bush to walk into White House. Obama said that by going early one takes into account unforeseen circumstances like breaking down of car or some emergency at the working place. The momentum is heating up and all round there is a feeling of tension as foreclosures increase and temperatures rise.