Barack Obama was just here in Vegas, so I thought I'd share a few images with you. During his speech, Obama blasted McCain on his two-decade long history of deregulation that has lead our country into its current economic debacle. Obama reminded us that, in 2006, he himself had submitted a bill to prevent mortgage lending practices that encourage fraud and abuse in order to avoid this type of fiasco from occurring. He also questioned McCain's claim that he is a change agent and would go against the good old boy network. Obama wondered how McCain could possibly do that when he had hired seven high-paid lobbyists to work on his campaign and that, as for change, he has been in Washington for over twenty years, voting nearly the same way most of the time. Later on in his speech, Obama reiterated his position on tax breaks for the 95% of Americans who earn less than $250,000, and his intent to ensure that all young Americans can afford a college education through his Dream Act. He also spoke about the dire need for funding education and increasing teacher pay. Finally, he called upon all his supporters to get out, canvas, call potential voters, and register people to vote.
Obama Saying, "Gimme Five"
I thought I'd also include a shot I took of Clint Holmes after his performance and before Barack Obama arrived to give his speech.