DNC 2008

From former Virginia Governor Mark Warner's keynote speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention:

We delivered broadband to the most remote areas of our state, because if you can send a job to Bangalore, India, you sure as heck can send one to Danville, VA and Flint, MI, and Scranton, PA, and Peoria, IL. In a global economy, you should have to leave your home town to find a world-class job.

I wonder if that's the first time India gets a mention at a DNC convention? Regardless, the mention is in keeping with the general themes in the speeches today: high tech and clean energy job generation and outsourcing prevention.

Update: here's another, earlier, reference from Governor Ed Rendell:

It will invest $150 billion over the next decade to grow our energy supply and put 5 million Americans to work building solar and wind farms, clean coal gasification and geothermal plants, the kind of jobs that can’t be outsourced to India or China.

Same themes.

Update II: Senator and Vice Presidential nominee Joe Biden weighs in as well:

The Bush-McCain foreign policy has dug us into a very deep hole with very few friends to help us climb out. For the last seven years, this administration has failed to face the biggest forces shaping this century: the emergence of Russia, China and India as great powers; the spread of lethal weapons; the shortage of secure supplies of energy, food and water; the challenge of climate change; and the resurgence of fundamentalism in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the real central front against terrorism.


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- August 26, 2008 7:11 PM // Politics