Read them here. This appears to be Obama’s closing argument:
“At stake right now is not just our ability to solve this problem, but our ability to solve any problem. The American people want to know if it’s still possible for Washington to look out for their interests and their future. They are waiting for us to act. They are waiting for us to lead. And as long as I hold this office, I intend to provide that leadership. I don’t know how this plays politically, but I know it’s right. And so I ask Congress to finish its work, and I look forward to signing this reform into law.”
I’m going to wait to hear the whole speech, scheduled for 1:45, before I comment further. But I will just observe that he’s clearly appealing to moderate Democrats to cast suicide votes for the greater good. Of course, easy for him to say given that he’s doesn’t face voters himself until 2012.
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