Obama Frames Debate for 2010 at Republican Conference in Baltimore

January 31, 2010 at 10:16 am

Obama’s Q&A with Republicans in Baltimore was even better than the State of the Union.

It was inspiring and he laid out progressive principles better than the Democratic party usually does.

One of my favorite quotes:

Now, here’s the point. These are serious times, and what’s required by all of us — Democrats and Republicans — is to do what’s right for our country, even if it’s not always what’s best for our politics. I know it may be heresy to say this, but there are things more important than good poll numbers. And on this no one can accuse me of not living by my principles.

The full text of this speech is available here.

Chris Weigant also has an excellent breakdown of the speech here.