In his 2008 presidential campaign speech, Senator Barack Obama’s platforms primary focus was ensuring that change came to America. Obama argued that President Bush and his Republican administration had not provided enough government programs for Americans, which had harmed their dignity. Obama sought to preserve Americans dignity by finding an alternative to the Republican philosophy of allowing Americans be their own individual arguing that the method had failed. Obama insisted that there was a way to be a successful individual with freedom while simultaneously having access to government assistance programs. Obama promised that each American had the, “freedom to make of our own lives… but that we also have the obligation to treat each other with dignity and respect” (Obama, 2008). Obama argued that Americans needed to be cared for and instead of government cuts the focus shou...
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...ns in every aspect and this includes the lowest taxes. Romney believed that lower taxes would inspire people, which would create innovation and lead to a successful nation.
As a result, both Obama and Romney believed they could make a difference in American politics and improve the lives of the American people. Both candidates waned the best for their people and nation. However, while Obama believed in providing an affordable healthcare plan, additional government programming and ensuring the preservation of American’s dignity; Romney believed that the focus should be on increasing national defense, limiting the federal government 's role in the lives of Americans and promoting America’s greatness. In the end, both candidates recognize the importance of a good education and that America was the best nation in the world and the place where greatness is achieved.
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