Tuesday, February 12, 2008

I don't know how many of you are keeping up with the current presidential race. It is interesting to me that in the short time I have been voting I find this to be the most exciting presidential race we have had in a long time. There seems to be such a yerning for change.. a will to change.
I watched Obama give this speech live in NH and was really motivated by his words, regardless of weather or not he is the man for your taste he really has a way of speaking. I think this speech is one of his greatest.
I have copied and pasted some of it here, you can see the entire speech on UTube.
We know the battle ahead will be long, but always remember that nomatter what obstacles stand in our way, nothing can withstand thepower of millions of voices calling for change.
We have been told we cannot do this by a chorus of cynics who willonly grow louder and more dissonant in the weeks to come. We've been asked to pause for a reality check. We've been warned against offering the people of this nation false hope.

But in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope. For when we have faced down impossible odds; when we've been told that we're not ready, or that we shouldn't try, or that we can't, generations of Americans have responded with a simple creed that sums up the spirit of a people.

Yes we can.

It was a creed written into the founding documents that declared thedestiny of a nation.

Yes we can.

It was whispered by slaves and abolitionists as they blazed a trailtoward freedom through the darkest of nights.

Yes we can.

It was sung by immigrants as they struck out from distant shores andpioneers who pushed westward against an unforgiving wilderness.

Yes we can.

It was the call of workers who organized; women who reached for theballot; a President who chose the moon as our new frontier; and a King who took us to the mountaintop and pointed the way to the Promised Land.

Yes we can to justice and equality. Yes we can to opportunity and prosperity. Yes we can heal this nation. Yes we can repair thisworld. Yes we can.

And so tomorrow, as we take this campaign South and West; as we learn that the struggles of the textile worker in Spartanburg are not so different than the plight of the dishwasher in Las Vegas; that the hopes of the little girl who goes to a crumbling school in Dillon are the same as the dreams of the boy who learns on the streets of LA; we will remember that there is something happening in America; that we are not as divided as our politics suggests; that we are one people; we are one nation; and together, we will begin the next great chapter in America's story with three words that will ring from coast tocoast; from sea to shining sea -
Yes. We. Can.


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