Thursday, July 24, 2008

Boston Not Green Enough for Barack Obama

Speaking on Thursday, July 24,2008 in Berlin, Barack Obama said

"As we speak, cars in Boston and factories in Beijing are melting the ice caps in the Arctic, shrinking coastlines in the Atlantic, and bringing drought to farms from Kansas to Kenya. This is the moment when we must come together to save this planet. Let us resolve that we will not leave our children a world where the oceans rise and famine spreads and terrible storms devastate our lands."

Obama drew a large crowd of 200,000. That's an impressive number, but some will point out that just a week or so ago the annual Love Parade techno music festival drew a crowd of 1.5 million in the western German city of Dortmund. Obama's largest audience in the United States was a crowd of 75,000 back in May at a rock concert in Portland, Oregon.

But, let's face it, this speech was not exactly "Ich Bin Ein Berliner" or "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall."

John F. Kennedy June 1963 speech.

Ronald Reagan June 1987 speech.

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