Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio):
"Wake up, America. The speculators took over Wall Street.
Wake up, America. They want to take your Social Security.
Wake up, America. Multinational corporations took over our trade policies, factories are closing, good paying jobs lost.
Wake up, America. We went into Iraq for oil. The oil companies want more. War against Iran will mean $10 a gallon gasoline. The oil administration wants to drill more, into your wallet. Wake up, America.
This is not a call for you to take new direction from right to left. This is a call for you to go from down to up. Up with the rights of workers. Up with wages. Up with fair trade ... Wake up, America. Wake up, America. Wake up, America.”
Sen. Bob Carey Jr. (D-Pennsylvania):
"John McCain calls himself a maverick, but he votes with George Bush 90 percent of the time. That's not a maverick. That's a sidekick."
"The Bush-McCain Republicans inherited the strongest economy in history and drove it into a ditch. They cut taxes on the wealthiest of us and passed on the pain to the least of us. They ran up the debt, gave huge subsidies to big oil companies, and now they're asking for four more years. How 'bout four more months? We can't afford four more years of deficit and debt, drift and desperation. Not four more years. Four more months."
Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D-Montana):
"Even leaders in the oil industry know that Senator McCain has it wrong. We simply can't drill our way to energy independence, even if you drilled in all of John McCain's backyards, including the ones he can't even remember. "
Paul Begala must be quite happy.