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  • Date Submitted: 01/06/2009 5:06 PM
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A man who stands for change, a man who claims he can bring America into the future, a man who claims he can make America better, a man named Barack Obama. Barack Obama’s mantra is change. He firmly believes in this, and has wanted to incorporate this into his way of life. He does this by changing his stance on the issues, changing the people who he associates with, and changing the government from democracy to socialism. During the next few minutes, you will be informed of the real ‘change’ that Obama has brought, and will bring to the nation.

First, to Obama’s “Change” on his Stances on Issues. Let’s start out with a pretty major flip flop-
Running for president
This transcript comes from “Meet the Press” on January 22nd 2006
Russert: "When we talked back in November of '04 after your election, I said, 'There's been enormous speculation about your political future. Will you serve your six-year term as United States senator from Illinois?'"

Obama: "I will serve out my full six-year term. You know, Tim, if you get asked enough, sooner or later you get weary and you start looking for new ways of saying things. But my thinking has not changed."

Russert: "So you will not run for president or vice president in 2008?"

Obama: "I will not."
Another major flip flop made by Obama regards the campaign as well, this is regarding Public Financing. According to Reihan Salam, Editor of the NY Times on June 20th, 2008,
“Reneging on his earlier promise, Barack Obama announced that he wouldn't accept public funds for his campaign, removing the cap on how much money he can raise and spend.”
• This is substantial because he had previously made a promise to John McCain that he would stick to public financing

One of the biggest ‘changes’ made by Obama on the issues strikes a major chord with many Americans. Obama, despite saying he would immediately begin withdrawing troops from Iraq, now states that he would wait until he was in office to redefine his...

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