President-Elect Barack Obama’s Victory Speech: CHANGE HAS COME November 9, 2008Posted by chandrapong007 in Politics.
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If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.
The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep. We may not get there in one year or even in one term, but America – I have never been more hopeful than I am tonight that we will get there. I promise you – we as a people will get there.
At a time when women’s voices were silenced and their hopes dismissed, she lived to see them stand up and speak out and reach for the ballot. YES, WE CAN.
When there was despair in the dust bowl and depression across the land, she saw a nation conquer fear itself with a New Deal, new jobs and a new sense of common purpose. YES, WE CAN.
When the bombs fell on our harbour and tyranny threatened the world, she was there to witness a generation rise to greatness and a democracy was saved. YES, WE CAN.
She was there for the buses in Montgomery, the hoses in Birmingham, a bridge in Selma, and a preacher from Atlanta who told a people that “we shall overcome”. YES, WE CAN.
A man touched down on the Moon, a wall came down in Berlin, a world was connected by our own science and imagination. And this year, in this election, she touched her finger to a screen, and cast her vote, because after 106 years in America, through the best of times and the darkest of hours, she knows how America can change. YES, WE CAN.
This is our time – to put our people back to work and open doors of opportunity for our kids; to restore prosperity and promote the cause of peace; to reclaim the American dream and reaffirm that fundamental truth – that out of many, we are one; that while we breathe, we hope, and where we are met with cynicism and doubt, and those who tell us that we can’t, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of a people: YES, WE CAN.
Full text of Obama’s Victory speech: http://www.america.gov/st/elections08-english/2008/November/20081105101958abretnuh0.580044.html?CP.rss=true
Obama’s 2008 Election Campaign Song: YES WE CAN
US Election Results Map (BBC)
Barack Obama’s Biography
Barack Obama (Wikipedia): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama
45 Years of American Dream: I have a Dream (Martin Luther King)