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VOA标准英语2008年-Hillary Clinton Expected to Rally Support for O

时间:2008-09-19 02:41来源:互联网 提供网友:houjuan316   字体: [ ]
Senator Hillary Clinton will seek to convince her ardent1 primary supporters to fall in line behind presumptive nominee2 Barack Obama on the second day of the Democratic National Convention in the western U.S. city of Denver. After an emotional first night with speeches by ailing3 Senate veteran Ted4 Kennedy and Michelle Obama, wife of the Democratic candidate, Tuesday's focus will shift to renewing America's promise to those voters who are struggling with economic and health care worries. VOA Correspondent Cindy Saine reports from Denver.
Senator Hillary Clinton smiles after arriving at New York delegation5 breakfast in Denver, 25 Aug 2008

After coming so close in the protracted6 battle for the Democratic nomination7, emotions may still be raw for Hillary Clinton and some of her supporters, who are still disappointed that she did not win and that she is not on the ticket as the vice8 presidential candidate.

Her task Tuesday will be to rally those voters to cast their votes for Barack Obama in November, and to make clear that she herself believes he is fully9 qualified10 to be president and commander-in-chief. Polls show that a significant number of Clinton supporters say they may vote for Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain in November.

Convention day 1 focuses on Obama, family values

The first night of the convention focused on the unusual life story of Barack Obama and his values. His wife Michelle sought to paint a more personal picture of her husband. She told a cheering audience that they both come from similar working class backgrounds, with shared values of hard work and public service, and that they share the same hopes and dreams millions of Americans have for their children.

Michelle Obama speaks during Democratic National Convention in Denver, 25 Aug 2008

"Barack and I set out to build lives guided by these values and pass them on to the next generation," she explained. "Because we want our children and all children in this nation to know that the only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work for them."

Michelle promised that if her husband is elected president, they would both feel obligated to fight for, as she said, "the world as it should be." She also sought to dispel11 criticism from some Republicans that she is angry and unpatriotic, saying she loves her country for the opportunities it has given her and Barack and many others.

She was joined on the stage after her speech by her two little girls, who spoke12 to their father via a remote video link and charmed many in the audience. The images gave voters a chance to see what the first African-American "first family" would look like if Obama is elected in November.

Energetic Senator Kennedy revs13 up crowd

Edward Kennedy addresses Democratic National Convention

Another emotional highlight was a tribute to U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy, a veteran fighter in the Senate for universal health care and other issues that affect working class families. The senator is the last surviving brother of late President John F. Kennedy and late Senator Robert Kennedy.

Ted Kennedy was diagnosed with brain cancer several months ago, and it was not clear if he would be able to address the convention. But he spoke with characteristic vigor14, passing the torch to Obama.

"I have come here tonight to stand with you, to change America, to restore its future, to rise to our best ideals and to elect Barack Obama president of the United States," he said.

Tuesday night's speakers will also include former Virginia Governor Mark Warner and several "ordinary Americans" who are facing daunting15 medical bills or other challenges.


1 ardent yvjzd     
  • He's an ardent supporter of the local football team.他是本地足球队的热情支持者。
  • Ardent expectations were held by his parents for his college career.他父母对他的大学学习抱着殷切的期望。
2 nominee FHLxv     
  • His nominee for vice president was elected only after a second ballot.他提名的副总统在两轮投票后才当选。
  • Mr.Francisco is standing as the official nominee for the post of District Secretary.弗朗西斯科先生是行政书记职位的正式提名人。
3 ailing XzzzbA     
  • They discussed the problems ailing the steel industry. 他们讨论了困扰钢铁工业的问题。
  • She looked after her ailing father. 她照顾有病的父亲。
4 ted 9gazhs     
  • The invaders gut ted the village.侵略者把村中财物洗劫一空。
  • She often teds the corn when it's sunny.天好的时候她就翻晒玉米。
5 delegation NxvxQ     
  • The statement of our delegation was singularly appropriate to the occasion.我们代表团的声明非常适合时宜。
  • We shall inform you of the date of the delegation's arrival.我们将把代表团到达的日期通知你。
6 protracted 7bbc2aee17180561523728a246b7f16b     
  • The war was protracted for four years. 战争拖延了四年。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • We won victory through protracted struggle. 经过长期的斗争,我们取得了胜利。 来自《简明英汉词典》
7 nomination BHMxw     
  • John is favourite to get the nomination for club president.约翰最有希望被提名为俱乐部主席。
  • Few people pronounced for his nomination.很少人表示赞成他的提名。
8 vice NU0zQ     
  • He guarded himself against vice.他避免染上坏习惯。
  • They are sunk in the depth of vice.他们堕入了罪恶的深渊。
9 fully Gfuzd     
  • The doctor asked me to breathe in,then to breathe out fully.医生让我先吸气,然后全部呼出。
  • They soon became fully integrated into the local community.他们很快就完全融入了当地人的圈子。
10 qualified DCPyj     
  • He is qualified as a complete man of letters.他有资格当真正的文学家。
  • We must note that we still lack qualified specialists.我们必须看到我们还缺乏有资质的专家。
11 dispel XtQx0     
  • I tried in vain to dispel her misgivings.我试图消除她的疑虑,但没有成功。
  • We hope the programme will dispel certain misconceptions about the disease.我们希望这个节目能消除对这种疾病的一些误解。
12 spoke XryyC     
n.(车轮的)辐条;轮辐;破坏某人的计划;阻挠某人的行动 v.讲,谈(speak的过去式);说;演说;从某种观点来说
  • They sourced the spoke nuts from our company.他们的轮辐螺帽是从我们公司获得的。
  • The spokes of a wheel are the bars that connect the outer ring to the centre.辐条是轮子上连接外圈与中心的条棒。
13 revs 7bedb402080a3aa2c8632b23d1c52b75     
abbr.revolutions (复数)旋转,回转,转数n.发动机的旋转( rev的名词复数 )v.(使)加速( rev的第三人称单数 );(数量、活动等)激增;(使发动机)快速旋转;(使)活跃起来
  • The engine was doing 6000 revs. 引擎转速为6000。 来自互联网
  • Shared primary objectives included the highest possible torque and fast response from low revs. 共同的主要目标包括尽可能高转矩和响应速度快的低转速。 来自互联网
14 vigor yLHz0     
  • The choir sang the words out with great vigor.合唱团以极大的热情唱出了歌词。
  • She didn't want to be reminded of her beauty or her former vigor.现在,她不愿人们提起她昔日的美丽和以前的精力充沛。
15 daunting daunting     
  • They were faced with the daunting task of restoring the house.他们面临着修复房子的艰巨任务。
  • Starting a new job can be a daunting prospect.开始一项新工作有时会让人望而却步。
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