by Hauwa Gambo
Sadly, even though Governor Kayode Fayemi and Governor-in-Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu are in Charlotte for the United States Democratic National Convention 2012, we will still be unable to vote in their presidential elections.
No matter, we were glued to CNN for William Jefferson Clinton’s spectacular speech yesterday – and we present our top 10 quotes!
1. ”We believe ‘we’re all in this together’ is a far better philosophy than ‘you’re on your own.’”
2. “Democracy does not have to be a bloodsport. It can be an honest enterprise.”
3. “Senator, I hate to break it to you, but we’re going to keep President Obama on the job!”
4. “So here’s another jobs score: President Obama plus 4.5 million, congressional Republicans zero.”
5. “No president, no president — not me or any of my predecessors, no one, could have repaired all the damage he found in just four years. But he has laid the foundation for a new, modern, successful economy, of shared prosperity, and if you renew the President’s contract you will feel it. You will feel it.”
6. “So are we all better off because President Obama fought for health care reform? You bet we are.”
7. “I want to nominate a man who is cool on the outside, but burns for America on the inside!” #DNC2012
8. “As their campaign pollster said ‘we’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact checkers.’ Now that is true. I couldn’t say it better myself.”
9. “We simply cannot afford to turn the reins of government over to someone who will double down on trickle-down.”
10. “Now people ask me all the time, how we go four surplus budgets in a row. What new ides did we bring to Washington? I always give a one word answer: Arithmetic.”
And one for the road:
11. “The most important question is, what kind of country do you want to live in? If you want a you’re-on-your-own, winner-take-all society, you should support the Republican ticket. If you want a country of shared prosperity and shared responsibility — a we’re-all-in-this-together society — you should vote for Barack Obama and Joe Biden.”
Sadly, dear legendary sir, we, here in the Giant of Africa, are stuck with the Brother Jo.