ANALYSIS: Obama offers silver lining

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Tuesday’s address, which was lasted 52 minutes, was his longest speech yet.

The acceptance speech in Denver clocked in at just over 40 minutes.

Among his detailed promises that night were: “I will cut taxes for 95 percent of all working families” and that he would recruit new teachers and pay them higher salaries, lines he repeated last night.

But he also painted the future with a broad brush, noting that “we rise or fall as one nation” and that the American promise includes “an economy that honors the dignity of work.”

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Christina Bellantoni

Christina Bellantoni is a White House correspondent for The Washington Times in Washington, D.C., a post she took after covering the 2008 Democratic presidential campaigns. She has been with The Times since 2003, covering state and Congressional politics before moving to national political beat for the 2008 campaign. Bellantoni, a San Jose native, graduated from UC Berkeley with ...

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