What our Canadians friends at 2012 DNC hoped to hear from Obama
The Vancouver Observer asked Canadians via Twitter and Facebook what they hoped to hear from Obama tonight at 10 PM Eastern (7 PM Pacific).
NDP MP Paul Dewar (Ottawa Centre) and former Vancouverite turned New Yorker Mira Oreck, were both at the Demoncratic National Convention.
"Hoping to hear about commitment to sound economic regulation fight climate change nuclear disarmament and multilateralism," tweeted Dewar.
"A 2012 version of hope; grounded in experience, speaking to mid class and infusing campaign with intelligence and love," Oreck wrote.
Canadians not at the convention chimed in with their less optimistic opinions.
"That Harper has resigned and Canada belongs to Canadian's again," tweeted artist and activist Cindy Lee.
Stephen Schofield answered: "Best line would be US to extinguish all future calls for softwood lumber claims. Or better yet, US to eliminate working visa requirement for Canadians."
"To be honest I stopped really listening to what they say because it's all just a matter of how you say it. I'd almost just rather hear a comedy routine. Very few of the promises will be kept and very few of the proposals will be implemented. Isn't it ironic that the most memorable things that have happened so far in the two conventions are Clint Eastwood and "the chair" and Bill Clinton's drool?" wrote BC resident Jason Feng via Facebook.
Charles Carroll, an instructor at Simon Fraser Univeristy, is an American living in Vancouver. "You mean Americans living in Vancouver are NOT invited to comment? Hell, we have what all of you want--a vote!
"I don't give a fig what Obama says; I'm voting for him, even if I'm not from Ohio."
"Best line would be US to extinguish all future calls for softwood lumber claims. Or better yet, US to eliminate working visa requirement for Canadians," commented Vancouver resident Stephen Schofield on Facebook.