Analysis: After Two Weeks Of Conventions, Two Visions For America
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By Larry Kane
CHARLOTTE, NC (CBS) – The sprint to the finish begins. President Obama mixes it up in his primetime drama, but the big moment of the night was not a speech.
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was the emotional high of the night, when she walked out onstage to lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
After two weeks of conventions, we’re left with one reality: there really are two America’s. If the parties are to be believed, there are two ways to fix the problem. The GOP wants more self reliance, now the President has exclaimed that the job of fixing the future and the economy must also rely on the expertise of government.
Vice President Biden’s speech may be overlooked. His greatest line: “Osama Bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive.”
The President’s speech, a night after Bill Clinton’s blockbuster, was eloquent. The president’s speech was filled with stern commitment, a bit of humor here and there and a heavy dose of command presence, which has always been a strong point for him. His one very powerful moment was a suggestion that the other side is trying to scapegoat different segments of the population for the nation’s ills.
Now they hit the campaign trail till November 6th when you decide their destiny and yours.