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Warner To Stay Positive (mostly)

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Ryan Nobles – bioemail

Former Governor Mark Warner is just about set to deliver his keynote address to the Democratic National Convention, but his campaign has already released his remarks and as expected he will stay positive.  Many Democrats were hoping that he would use the chance to go after Republican nominee John McCain.

Warner is not known as an attack dog and this speech is mostly about his blue collar upbringing and the reasons he decided to run for office. But even though the speech is predominantly positive, there is one section where he jabs McCain. Here is what he says:

“After September 11, if there was a call from the President to get us off foreign oil, to stop funding the very terrorists who had just attacked us, every American would have said, “How can I do my part?” This administration failed to believe in what we can achieve as a nation, when all of us work together.

John McCain promises more of the same. A plan that would explode the deficit that will be passed on to our kids. No real plan to invest in our infrastructure. And his plan would continue spending $10 billion a month in Iraq. I don’t know about you, but that’s just not right. That’s four more years that we can’t just afford.”

Not earth shattering or original criticism. It will be interesting to see if it makes the Democratic faithful happy.

Tonight during NBC12 News at 11, I’ll will explore if Gov. Warner’s speech was overshadowed by the Clinton-Obama squabble.

Written by Ryan Nobles

August 27, 2008 at 1:21 am

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