2008年8月30日土曜日

米大統領本選 副大統領決定

米大統領本選でマケインとオバマの副大統領候補が決定した。
皮肉と言うか戦略的と言うか現時点では副大統領候補が面白い。
オバマは弱点を補うため、9000票しか持たない白人の男性バイデンを選択し、
1800万票の白人女性を捨てた。
マケインも弱点を補うため、白人女性のペイリンを選択した。
票だけ考えれば、オバマが捨てた1800万票はマケインがそっくり受取ることに
なる。
米選挙有権者は、白人男性>男性>白人女性>女性の順のようで、大統領と
副大統領の位置付けが不明だが、黒人系の大統領と女性の副大統領のどちらを
選ぶかで人種差別の度合いが明確になるかもしれない。

オバマは「十年以内に中東原油依存を終える」と言うが、わかる限りでは
3種類しか方法がないと思う。もしかして、「Dream」か。

・米国産原油開発
・反米国から原油輸入
・化石代替エネルギーの開発



John McCain's VP pick Sarah Palin SPEECH - pt 1


John McCain's VP pick Sarah Palin SPEECH - pt 2


Pastor: King's Dream Lives On In Obama's Run


Obama's Speech at the DNC on August 28, 2008 (Part 1 of 5)


Obama's Speech at the DNC on August 28, 2008 (Part 2 of 5)


Obama's Speech at the DNC on August 28, 2008 (Part 3 of 5)


Obama's Speech at the DNC on August 28, 2008 (Part 4 of 5)


Obama's Speech at the DNC on August 28, 2008 (Part 5 of 5)



---マケイン氏、ペイリン氏を副大統領候補に起用 清新なイメージで対抗 女性票獲得狙いも---
2008.8.30 01:22
http://sankei.jp.msn.com/world/america/080830/amr0808300124001-n1.htm

 【ワシントン=渡辺浩生】米共和党の大統領候補指名が確実なマケイン上院議員(72)が副大統領候補に、女性のペイリン・アラスカ州知事(44)を起用したことは、民主党大統領候補の指名を受諾したばかりのオバマ上院議員(47)の陣営にも大きな「サプライズ」となった。クリントン上院議員の支持者である女性票獲得の狙いがあるのは明らかだが、ペイリン氏は行政経験が浅いこともあり、どれだけ幅広い支持を集められるかが焦点となる。
 28日夜、アラスカから小型機で駆けつけたペイリン氏。知名度は低いが、初の女性州知事として地元政治の刷新を掲げ、共和党保守派から根強い支持がある。
 当初、副大統領候補には、ロムニー・前マサチューセッツ州知事(61)ら実力派の名前が取りざたされた。しかし、オバマ氏が政界のベテランのバイデン上院議員(65)を選んだことに対して、マケイン氏は「オバマ氏の『変革』のイメージにほど遠い」と批判。自らの豊富な経験と強いリーダー像に、ペイリン氏の清新なイメージを組み合わせて、オバマ・バイデン両氏のコンビに対抗する構えを整えた。
 ブッシュ大統領の支持率低迷で共和党全体に逆風が吹き、民主党候補のオバマ氏からも「ブッシュ政権3期目」と攻撃を浴び続けるマケイン氏だが、オバマ氏との支持率の差を縮め、最近の世論調査はほぼ横並びだ。米ギャラップ社が26日発表した世論調査では46%と、オバマ氏を2ポイント上回り逆転した。
 グルジア紛争でロシアが軍事侵攻した直後からロシア軍の即時撤退と米欧の結束を訴えるなど「危機に強い最高指揮官」の印象を与えることに成功したことが大きい。
 ピュー・リサーチセンターの8月の世論調査によると、オバマ氏は、クリントン氏の支持者の72%の支持しか獲得していない。マケイン陣営はこのクリントン氏支持の女性票や無党派層を獲得して接戦をものにする戦略のようだ。

 しかし、マケイン氏には「経済にも強い指導者」としての信頼感の獲得も重要な課題となる。住宅不況や景気低迷、ガソリン高の影響を受け経済問題は最大争点であり、経済政策では世論調査の支持率でオバマ氏がリードを保っている。
 オバマ氏は28日の指名受諾演説でも勤労者世帯向けの幅広い減税策を唱え、ブッシュ政権の踏襲が多いマケイン氏の経済政策を批判した。マケイン氏は当選すれば1期目に史上最高齢の大統領となる。ペイリン氏に対し、不測の事態が起きた場合、「大統領就任の準備があるのか」という厳しい視線も今後集まる可能性がある。


---McCain chooses Alaska governor Sarah Palin as running mate---
Sheldon Alberts, Washington Correspondent, Canwest News Service
Published: Friday, August 29, 2008
http://www.nationalpost.com/most_popular/story.html?id=756376

DENVER -- Republican John McCain on Friday picked first-term Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his-vice-presidential running mate, surprising party insiders with a daring choice who brings youth and gender diversity to the GOP ticket, his campaign confirmed.

Ms. Palin, a 44-year-old mother of five, will become only the second woman in U.S. history to be on a presidential ticket, following Democrat Geraldine Ferraro in 1984.

Largely unknown to American voters in the lower 48 states, Ms. Palin became governor of Alaska in 2006 after upset win over incumbent Republican Frank Murkowski in the GOP primary.

Ms. Palin was sometimes mentioned as a dark horse candidate but became the focus of intense speculation early Friday after reports she had flown to Dayton, Ohio -- where Mr. McCain will make the announcement this afternoon -- on an overnight flight.

Until then, speculation had focused on former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Senator Joe Lieberman, who was Al Gore's running mate on the 2000 Democratic presidential ticket.

Mr. McCain's selection of Ms. Palin comes on his 72nd birthday, drawing a sharp contrast between his age and experience and her youth. If elected, Mr. McCain would be the oldest president sworn into the Oval Office.

Mr. McCain had several factors to consider while making his vice-presidential selection.

It was thought Mr. Romney, his rival for the GOP nomination, was under consideration because of his past executive experience and business experience, potentially helping shore up Mr. McCain's perceived weakness on economic issues.

Mr. Pawlenty, 47, was thought to be in the running because of his relative youth and because Minnesota is a battleground state in November.

But Ms. Palin's selection underscores the Arizona senator's maverick reputation, and signals an attempt to challenge Democrat Barack Obama's claim of being the ‘change' candidate in the 2008 election.

While Mr. McCain hopes Ms. Palin will help him sway moderate and independent women voters, she is also likely to win him fans among social conservatives. She is a staunch opponent of abortion and is a member of the National Rifle Association.

Ms. Palin is also the youngest governor in Alaska's short statehood history, taking office in 2006 amidst attempts by Democrats to turn the reliably Republican state to their column.

Gov. Ms. Palin is married with five children.

She is a University of Idaho journalism graduate and former sports reporter who played on an Alaska state championship high school basketball team.

The Obama camp was quick to react.

"Today, John McCain put the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency. Gov. Palin shares John McCain's commitment to overturning Roe v. Wade, the agenda of Big Oil and continuing George Bush's failed economic policies -- that's not the change we need, it's just more of the same," Bill Burton, Obama Campaign Spokesman, said.

Mr. McCain's decision to announce his vice-presidential pick on Friday was an attempt to grab the spotlight from Obama and the Democrats, who just concluded a four-day convention in Denver.

The GOP candidate's announcement comes the day after Mr. Obama, mounted a prolonged attack on Mr. McCain's political judgment on the final night of his party's national convention in the Mile High City.

"The record's clear: John McCain has voted with George Bush 90% of the time," Mr. Obama said of the GOP candidate, who will accept the Republican nomination next week in St. Paul, Minn.

"Next week, in Minnesota, the same party that brought you two terms of George Bush and Dick Cheney will ask this country for a third," Mr. Obama said. "And we are here because we love this country too much to let the next four years look just like the last eight. On Nov. 4, we must stand up and say: ‘Eight is enough.' "

Mr. Obama, in his Denver speech, said America had lost its "sense of common purpose," under President Bush.

"America, we are better than these last eight years. We are a better country than this,"

The crowd at Invesco Field, home to the NFL Denver Broncos, was the largest for a U.S. political rally John F. Kennedy's accepted the Democratic presidential nomination before 80,000 people at the Los Angeles Coliseum in 1960.


---【民主党全国大会】内向きな米国像描いたオバマ氏---
2008.8.29 20:45
http://sankei.jp.msn.com/world/america/080829/amr0808292047009-n1.htm

 米民主党の大統領候補指名を受けて、オバマ上院議員が28日行った受諾演説は、95%の勤労者世帯をカバーする減税実施を掲げるなど、米国経済が低迷するなかで、中低所得層の支持獲得を強く意識する内容となった。
 冒頭でオバマ氏が描いたブッシュ政権末期の国民生活は、中西部の工業地帯で産業不況にあえぐ労働者の灰色の光景だ。その責任の大半を共和党の「失政8年」に帰し、同党の大統領候補となるマケイン上院議員に論戦を挑む、というのが演説の主眼といえる。
 オバマ氏の支持層が都市部のインテリに偏り、地方の労働者層に支持が浸透しない現状をみるなら、中低所得者に訴える演説は、それなりに的確な判断ともいえよう。
 「米国の約束」と題した演説は、リベラル色が濃厚なオバマ氏の政治理念を反映した内容といえる。外交・安保分野では、軍事力を背景とした一国主義を否定して、イランなど反米国家をも含めた対話や多国間の協調を重視するとともに、通商問題などで米国が国内産業保護に傾くことを予感させる。経済の不振が長引くなか、オバマ政権を迎えた場合、米国の指針は「内向き」に軌道修正されることが確実だ。
 演説は公民権運動の指導者、故キング牧師が「私には夢がある」との言葉で有名になった差別撤廃の歴史的演説と同じ日を選んで行われた。このほか、オバマ氏はケネディ大統領への心酔も演説で隠さなかった。
 セレブ(著名人)の姿に自らを仮託した選挙戦術ともいえるが、現実よりも言葉や理念に軸足を置く傾向も演説から浮かび上がった。オバマ氏としては、政策議論に多くの時間を割いた演説だが、どこまで現実に根ざした政策かは、マケイン氏との論戦を通じて米国民の判断を仰ぐことになろう。(デンバー 山本秀也)


---Obama sketches promise of America
By NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press Writer © 2008 The Associated Press
Aug. 28, 2008, 10:32PM
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/politics/5972899.html

DENVER — Barack Obama cast his presidential nomination as proof that no dreams are too high, savoring a historic moment for himself and the nation Thursday before setting out on a difficult struggle to break another barrier for a black American.

Obama's success in obtaining the Democratic nomination was indeed a remarkable achievement, reached despite the misgivings of some Americans uncomfortable with electing the son of an African immigrant — not "the typical pedigree," as he put it.

He used his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in part to allay those concerns, to show Americans that he is one of them — not born of wealth or privilege, his gains made of hard work and sacrifice.

"This moment — this election — is our chance to keep, in the 21st Century, the American promise alive," Obama said. He put himself in the shadow of great leaders like John Kennedy, Franklin Roosevelt and Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as his humble parents.

His speech before an exuberant crowd of 84,000 at Invesco Field at Mile High was the culminating moment of the Democrats' four-day convention, the launching point for a grueling fall campaign against John McCain.

When it was over, Obama stood before the cheering crowd, the waving flags, surrounded by family and friends, and basked in the moment. It followed an exhausting coast-to-coast primary race, with an immediate challenge ahead. Come morning, Obama was embarking on a bus tour of Midwestern battlegrounds where he's running close with McCain.

It couldn't be a coincidence that Obama, trying to help Americans feel comfortable with the notion of him in the Oval Office, spoke before a backdrop of columns reminiscent of those on the White House portico.

The stakes could not have been higher — for the future of this campaign and the past of racial politics. It came on the 45th anniversary of one of the greatest speeches in American history, King's "I Have a Dream" address.

Trying to tone down the hype of the giant stadium extravaganza, Obama gave unknown Americans from battleground states prime-time speaking roles to explain their struggles and how the candidate could help them. And Obama himself highlighted the stories of working class Americans, the kinds of voters who have expressed wariness of his candidacy — the woman about to retire in Ohio worried about health care costs, the Indiana worker who lost his job to competition from China, the veterans living on the streets or in poverty, the military families in the midst of repeat tours of duty.

He wanted them to know he was one of them. He said he sees his World War II veteran grandfather in the faces of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, recognizes his mother in the overworked student yearning to give her children a better life and hears his grandmother in the voice of the businesswoman facing workplace discrimination.

"I get it," Obama said. "I realize that I am not the likeliest candidate for this office. I don't fit the typical pedigree, and I haven't spent my career in the halls of Washington. But I stand before you tonight because all across America something is stirring. What the nay-sayers don't understand is that this election has never been about me. It's been about you."

For those voters with another concern — that a first-term senator who just turned 47 isn't experienced enough to lead the country — Obama had an answer, too, in a list of policy proposals that he argued would improve their lives. He promised tax cuts that would benefit workers, an end to dependence on Middle East oil, more funding for education, health care for every American and an end to the war in Iraq.

"America, now is not the time for small plans," Obama said.

And he tried to raise concerns about McCain, by saying he's too much like the unpopular President Bush.

"John McCain has voted with George Bush 90 percent of the time," Obama said. "I don't know about you, but I'm not ready to take a 10 percent chance on change."

With the nomination in hand, Obama could afford to pause — if only for a moment — to reflect on the path that took him from untested rising star at the Democratic convention just four years ago to the party's standard-bearer this time and a symbol of hope to millions of Americans yearning for change.

Obama himself took note of the transformation.

"Four years ago, I stood before you and told you my story — of the brief union between a young man from Kenya and a young woman from Kansas who weren't well-off or well-known — but shared a belief that in America, their son could achieve whatever he put his mind to."


---マケイン氏関係者などの共和党員、クリントン氏演説を批判---
http://www.cnn.co.jp/usa/CNN200808270016.html

(CNN) 米大統領選の民主党指名争いで敗れたヒラリー・クリントン上院議員が26日、指名が内定しているバラク・オバマ上院議員への支持と党の結束を呼びかけた同党全国大会での演説について、共和党の指名獲得を確実にしているジョン・マケイン上院議員の陣営は、クリントン氏がオバマ氏に大統領になる用意があると語るには至らなかったと指摘した。
マケイン氏のスポークスマン、タッカー・バウンズ氏は声明を発表し、「クリントン氏は選挙戦で、オバマ氏に最高司令官として(米国を)率いる用意がないと明確に述べていた。今夜同氏がその意見を翻した部分はない。何百万人の同氏の支持者や米国民は、オバマ氏に大統領就任の用意があるか懸念している」などと述べた。
バウンズ氏はまた、CNN「ラリー・キング・ライブ」で、新人オバマ氏の経験不足に疑問を投げかけるクリントン氏の過去の主張やマケイン氏陣営の現在の主張が、今回の演説で正当と確認されたなどと語った。
マケイン氏がクリントン氏支持者の取り込みに努めるなか、クリントン氏は演説の中でマケイン氏に投票しないよう支持者らに呼びかけ、「オバマ氏が大統領になるべきだ」と明言した。クリントン氏はまた、来週共和党全国大会が開かれるミネソタ州の別称「ツインシティーズ」(双子都市)を踏まえ、ブッシュ米大統領とマケイン氏が政策面で「区別できないほど」似ているなどと語った。
共和党関係者らはクリントン氏のツインシティーズ発言が、マケイン氏の政策をブッシュ政権の延長と位置づける民主党の意向に沿ったものだとの見解を示したうえで、マケイン氏が独立した立場を取っていると強調。民主党がクリントン氏派とオバマ氏派に分裂しているようであり、オバマ氏は党内をまだまとめていない、との意見も出た。
共和党指名争いを撤退したルディ・ジュリアーニ前ニューヨーク市長は、オバマ氏が予備選で1800万票も獲得したクリントン氏ではなく、わずか9000票のジョー・バイデン上院議員を副大統領候補に起用したのは「大きな過ち」だとコメントし、同じくオバマ氏の経験不足を問題視する姿勢を示した。ジュリアーニ氏やミット・ロムニー前マサチューセッツ州知事は、クリントン氏とバイデン氏の双方が、指名争い中の選挙運動でオバマ氏の経験不足を批判していたと述べている。

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