The other day a clip of an Obama supporter failing to be able to name a single accomplishment on the part of Obama spread throughout the blogosphere. It was a disappointing moment – could have named a few things. And I think Hillary supporters would have a much harder time coming up with any accomplishments. So I’m glad to read this part of last night’s debate in Texas where Obama summarized his accomplishments (and mention that he’s the real experienced client):
Well, I think actions do speak louder than words, which is why over the 20 years of my public service I have acted a lot to provide health care to people who didn’t have it, to provide tax breaks to families that needed it, to reform a criminal justice system that had resulted in wrongful convictions, to open up our government and to pass the toughest ethics reform legislation since Watergate, to make sure that we create transparency in our government so that we know where federal spending is going and it’s not going to a bunch of boondoggles and earmarks that are wasting taxpayer money that could be spent on things like early childhood education.
You know, I think if you talk to those wounded warriors at Walter Reed who, prior to me getting to the Senate, were having to pay for their meals and have to pay for their phone calls to their family while they’re recovering from amputations, I think they’ve said that I’ve engaged not just in talk, but in action.