DNC - Democratic Leaders: Barack Obama, Democrats Across The Country Will Win in November

Washington, DC--Today Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Democratic Governors Association Chairman Joe Manchin came together with other Democratic leaders to discuss Democratic strength heading into the November election, and how Barack Obama and Democrats down the ticket will win because they offer a clear change in policies from the Bush Administration and John McCain. During the primary process over 35 million Americans came out to support our strong field of Democratic candidates, a clear indication of Democratic enthusiasm this election.

In particular, the Democratic leaders discussed how Democrats, led by Senator Obama, offer responsible leadership on the economy, which has become the most important issue for Americans as gas prices, job losses, and the number of home foreclosures continue to skyrocket. While John McCain wants to maintain the status quo and continue the failed Bush economic policies of the past that have left America's families suffering, widened inequality, and left our children with a mountain of debt, Barack Obama and Democrats at all levels of government are fighting for fiscally responsible plans to strengthen America's economy for the future.

"Republicans like John McCain are the wrong choice for America's future. They want to maintain the status quo and continue the disastrous Bush economic policies that have undermined our economy, while Democrats want to ensure that all Americans have the tools they need to be successful, like affordable health care coverage, a good paying job, and retirement security. Americans have a clear choice in this election, and I'm confident in the strength of our Party as we work to elect Barack Obama our next president, expand our majorities in the House and Senate and win seats up and down the ticket in every part of our country to bring change to Washington that all Americans can believe in," said DNC Chairman Howard Dean.

"On every issue--from our economy to Iraq--Barack Obama will bring people together around real solutions for the American people. That is why the American people will rally around the candidacy of Barack Obama and make him our next president of the United States," said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

"While Democrats are working to make the American Dream affordable again, Republicans are offering the same old ideas that got us into this mess in the first place. They just don't get it. If Bush-McCain Republicans continue to embrace the status quo and block change, I guarantee the American people will send Senator Obama to the White House and send a bigger Democratic majority to Congress," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

"Democratic leadership is making a difference in states across the country, and 2008 will be another winning year for Democrats. We're on target to increase the majority of Democratic Governors from 28 to 29 and improve the quality of life for more Americans. Governors are eager to have an ally and a true partner in the White House who will get the nation on track after 8 long years of failed leadership. From the economy to health care and energy security, we need positive change and, by working together, we will achieve it. The future of our states and our nation depends on it," said DGA Chairman Joe Manchin.