Life's Better Ideas

Occasional links to, and comments on, ideas that I think will make this a better world, and remarks about things that need fixing, too.

Location: Denver, Colorado, United States

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Obama's Acceptance Speech

Obama is a great speaker. He had the crowd in his hands. I watched it at the Rocky Mountain Blogger Bash and it got a great reception from the mostly younger crowd. He has ideas that get people excited and promised something for everyone. However, out in the real world, humans have two fundamental desires that are mutually incompatible: 1) we all want more free stuff - something for nothing; and 2) we all want more money. I guess neither he nor his supporters have heard that "There ain't no such thing as a free lunch". I was also surprised, although maybe I shouldn't be, that in spite of his claim to support new politics (or something along those lines), he spent a fair amount of time bashing Bush and McCain.


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