Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Barack Hussein Obama, The Next President

Thank you very, very much. Well, this isn't exactly the party I'd planned, but I sure like the company.

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The way to continue our fight now, to accomplish the goals for which we stand is to take our energy, our passion, our strength, and do all we can to help elect Barack Obama, the next president of the United States.

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We all want an America defined by deep and meaningful equality, from civil rights to labor rights, from women's rights to gay rights...

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... from ending discrimination to promoting unionization, to providing help for the most important job there is: caring for our families.

And we all want to restore America's standing in the world, to end the war in Iraq, and once again lead by the power of our values...

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... and to join with our allies to confront our shared challenges, from poverty and genocide to terrorism and global warming.

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This election is a turning-point election. And it is critical that we all understand what our choice really is. Will we go forward together, or will we stall and slip backwards?

Now, think how much progress we've already made. When we first started, people everywhere asked the same questions. Could a woman really serve as commander-in-chief? Well, I think we answered that one.


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Could an African-American really be our president? And Senator Obama has answered that one.

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.. from Hillary Clinton's speech on June 7, 2008 suspending her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.

1 comment:

sudeep said...

This letter is a bit too optimistic, yet I found it the most touchy write-up among what I have read in connection with this election:

"I was out all night in Oakland, California, last night. One of the most "dangerous" cities in the country, crime statistics say. Usually, that's always code for historic black neighborhoods. This one is no different. Close to us are some of the districts and towns worst hit by the foreclosure crisis: one in three homes in parts of California are now owned by banks and not people. A generation of voters in this district remember what it was like not being able to vote because they were black. This is part of the America that has elected Obama.."

A Letter from America, by Gautam Bhan.