Lifting whole passages from someone else's speeches is not change you can believe in. It's change you can Xerox.
So said Hillary Clinton in last night's televised debate with Barack Obama, to groans from the audience. She won applause, though, for her closing remarks:
You know, whatever happens, we're going to be fine. You know, we have strong support from our families and our friends. I just hope that we'll be able to say the same thing about the American people. And that's what this election should be about.
What's not at stake are any of us. All of us are going to be just fine no matter what happens in this election. But what's at stake is whether America is going to be fine.
(John Edwards, 31.12.07)
I want to say this to everyone: with Elizabeth, with my family, with my friends, with all of you and all of your support, this son of a millworker's gonna be just fine. Our job now is to make certain that America will be fine.
(John Edwards, 30.01.08)