"And over the next hundred days, in every word we say, and every life we touch, we will be fighting for the future of America" Walter Mondale Four years ago, many of you voted for Mr. Reagan because he promised you'd be better off. And today, the rich are better off. But working Americans are worse off, and the middle class is standing on a trap door. " Walter Mondale 1984 DNC (*source CNN) "Nineteen seventy-six will not be a year of politics as usual. It can be a year of inspiration and hope, and it will be a year of concern, of quiet and sober reassessment of our nations character and purpose -- a year when voters have already confounded the experts. And I guarantee you that it will be the year when we give the government of this country back to the people of this country. " Jimmy Carter DNC 1976 (*source CNN) "Tonight 10 million of our fellow Americans are out of work, tens of millions more work harder for lower pay. The incumbent President says that unemployment always goes up a little before a recovery begins, but unemployment only has to go up by one more person before a real recovery can begin. (Applause) And Mr. President, you are that man." Bill Clinton 1992 DNC (*source CNN) "Tonight, more Americans are out of work and more are working harder for less. More of you have lost your homes and even more are watching your home values plummet. More of you have cars you can't afford to drive, credit card bills you can't afford to pay, and tuition that's beyond your reach." Barack Obama 2008 DNC (*source DNC) Hopefully some of you can see a pattern here, it's the same old talk in a different package. Scare everyone, promise everthing, the sky is falling and I will get elected. This time however the package is a lot smoother and better produced is all.