GLENN: I want the last part where he's really starting to get going, Dan. Because listen to the things that he's -- listen to the things that he's saying. Go ahead, Dan.
SENATOR OBAMA: America, this is our moment. This is our time. Our time to turn the page on the promises of the past. Our time to bring new energy and new ideas to the challenges we face.
GLENN: Okay. Stop for a second. I wish I believed that. I mean, I think he is going to turn the page on the policies of the past. Unfortunately I think he's only going to turn the page on the policies of the distant past, not the recent past. We're going full steam ahead on the socialized ideas of the recent past. I'd like to turn the page and go, you know what, that whole bigger government thing, that just doesn't work, no. But buckle up, gang, because it's going to get bigger and bigger and bigger. Listen to what he's promising.
SENATOR OBAMA: Our time to offer a new direction for this country that we love.
GLENN: Stop. Notice he loves his country. He said that, like, four times: I love this country, and I'm not going to question anybody else if they love their country. I'm definitely not going to do that.
SENATOR OBAMA: The journey will be difficult. The road will be long. I face this challenge, I face this challenge with profound humility and knowledge of my own limitations.
GLENN: That's fantastic.
SENATOR OBAMA: But I also face it with limitless face in the capacity of the American people.
GLENN: Stop. Then why don't you have some of your policies reflect the faith in people? Why babysit people? If you have unlimited -- see, that's where compassionate conservatism -- I can never say that word -- conservatism comes in. I have unlimited faith in people. That's why I say let them fail. Because when they fail, they will pick themselves back up again. People are only renewed when they fail. The Phoenix can only rise after it has been reduced to ashes. I have unlimited faith in people because I myself have failed over and over and over again. And through my failure I built success. Through your failure you will build success. You learn from your mistakes. You get stronger. You become more determined. You know, I heard Barack Obama say one of the reasons why he is really fighting for this is because somehow or another he is trying to prove to his father that he was worth staying for. And I thought to myself, there is another example of failure doing good. Nobody is suggesting that we force his father to be there. But that's what government does. They force you to be together. They force you into a situation that you say -- that No, wait, it's okay. I don't want marriages to fail, I don't want families to break apart, but I'm a realist to know that sometimes they will. Because living on incorrect principles or whatever the thing is, they will fail from time to time. We should do everything we can to bring it together, but not the government. Let people make their own decision and they will grow stronger. They can do one of two things. They can wallow in their own misery, and those people I don't want to help. Let them wallow in their own misery. You're creating it. You are creating the problem and making it even worse. "Go, you're on your own. I don't have any time for you." Or they can say, "This made me stronger. I took this from the -- and it's a driving force in my life." That's good. That is an unlimited belief in the strength of the American people. On the ingenuity of the American people. On the basic principle that the American people don't ever give up. But that's not what his policies say. He can say these words all he wants but his policies say something different. He's a great speech giver. It's so easy to listen to him and go, yeah. But when you actually know his policies, they say the opposite. We'll continue here in just a second.
GLENN: All right, this is a time. This is our time. That's what Barack Obama said last night. What does the time mean? What is coming our way?
SENATOR OBAMA: Because if we are willing to work for it and fight for it and believe in it, then I am absolutely certain that generations from now we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment that we begin to --
GLENN: Stop. Stop. If we believe in it. Believe in what exactly? If we believe in it, if we are willing to fight for it -- well, you don't mean literally fight, do you? I mean, let's talk. Can't we just sit down at the table? We don't want to literally fight. We can't win that fight. That fight will never be -- no matter how many troops you put on the ground, you'll never make any progress. He was completely wrong on fighting, 100% wrong on the surge. So I think he means fighting metaphorically. But what else did he say?
SENATOR OBAMA: Care for the sick and --
GLENN: Stop, stop. This will be the time -- go back. This will be the time that we began to care for the sick. Excuse me? I think we have been caring for the sick, and I do care about the sick.
SENATOR OBAMA: And give jobs to the jobless.
GLENN: Stop. And give jobs to the jobless. We're at 5% unemployment. Historically speaking that is very low and what a lot of people call full employment, or close to full employment. We're at 5 hers employment.
SENATOR OBAMA: This is the moment when the rise of the oceans begin to slow and our planet began to heal.
GLENN: Stop. They started to, what? The oceans started to recede? The oceans have been going up since 17, what was it, Stu, 1792? When the little mini ice age stopped? This is the moment that our oceans started to recede and our planet began to heal. We should listen to this man because he's telling us what's coming. I don't know about you. The rest of America, may be. I know France is in love with him. Africa is in love with him. I know at least as of last night only half of the Democrats were in love with him. And I certainly don't like it.