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Obama the conservative

Despite running for the candidacy of the Democratic party, Barack Obama should be the great hope of conservatives—both in the US and Europe

By prospect   January 2008

“Right speech, wrong party.” That was the conclusion of a number of conservative commentators after Barack Obama’s celebrated performance at the Democratic national convention in 2004. This speech was very different from anything else delivered that night. Unlike many other Democrats, Obama used his moment in the limelight to send out a positive and constructive message about an end to the bickering of partisan politics; to the spin and cynicism that has defined political life in America since the 1990s. This is a message Obama has continued to spread in the run for his party’s nomination for president.

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