“They said…they said…they said this day would never come. They said our sights were set too high. They said this country was too divided, too disillusioned, to ever come together around a common purpose. But on this January night, on this defining moment in history, you have done what the cynics said we couldn’t do. You have done what the state of New Hampshire can do in five days. You have done what America can do in this New Year, 2008. In lines that stretched around schools and churches, in small towns, and big cities, we came together as Democrats, Republicans, and independents to stand up and say that we are one nation, we are one people, and our time for change has come.”
5 thoughts on ““What The Cynics Said We Couldn’t Do””
It was an amazing speech Obama gave, every bit as inspiring as the one at the Democratic Party convention a few years back. There’s something to be said for really inspiring voters, rather than treating them/us like the means to an end.
Obama wants to “negotiate” with the very health insurance companies that are destroying the U.S. health care system, his heart is in the right place, but his lack of experience may have the Republicans “eat him alive” if he does win…
Edwards has refused large corporate donations to his campaign, hurting him politically, outright apologized for Iraq war as well as voting against all increased funds to it (that Obama & Clinton supported), outright said: multinationals & million-dollar corporate lobbies are what’s wrong with democracy, guess the monopolized media is frightened by this..
a breakthrough in the greens will eventually come, esp under May’s leadership, whether its too late by then is another question