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Sunday, February 7, 2016

What Barack Obama Will Say

From a text of his historic acceptance speech: "We must stand up and say: 'Eight is enough.' ''

What Barack Obama Will Say


Barack Obama in his speech tonight is to lay out plans for Iraq, Afghanistan, the economy and energy. A quote:

He pledges to "fix the broken politics in Washington."

His campaign has released excepts of the speech the Democratic nominee for president is to give around 10 p.m. tonight.

Here's what the AP is reporting:

"We are better than these last eight years. We are a better country than this." Obama is to say. 

Obama declares that McCain as a senator voted with Bush 90 percent of the time. "I don't know about you, but I'm not ready to take a 10 percent chance on change," according to the text.

"We meet at one of those defining moments — a moment when our nation is at war, our economy is in turmoil and the American promise has been threatened once more."

He is expected to say it's time to change leadership in Washington after two terms of the Bush administration. "On Nov. 4," he said, "we must stand up and say: 'Eight is enough."

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