Obamas victory speech
But if you ever get the chance to talk to folks who turned out at our rallies and crowded along a rope line in a high school gym or — or saw folks working late at a campaign office in some tiny county far away from home, you'll discover something else. But despite all our differences, most of us share certain hopes for America's future.
To those who seek peace and security: We support you.
Barack obama 2008 presidential election victory speech
God bless these United States. It grew strength from the young people who rejected the myth of their generation's apathy … who left their homes and their families for jobs that offered little pay and less sleep. There are mothers and fathers who will lie awake after the children fall asleep and wonder how they'll make the mortgage or pay their doctors' bills or save enough for their child's college education. But if you ever get the chance to talk to folks who turned out at our rallies and crowded along a rope line in a high school gym or — or saw folks working late at a campaign office in some tiny county far away from home, you'll discover something else. Sustained cheers, applause. I have learned from you. Let's remember that it was a man from this state who first carried the banner of the Republican Party to the White House, a party founded on the values of self-reliance and individual liberty and national unity. Our campaign was not hatched in the halls of Washington. And I ask you to sustain that hope. To those who seek peace and security - we support you. That's the — cheers, applause — that's the future we hope for.
And while the Democratic Party has won a great victory tonight, we do so with a measure of humility and determination to heal the divides that have held back our progress. And I wouldn't be the man I am today without the woman who agreed to marry me 20 years ago.
Tonight you voted for action, not politics as usual. And to all those watching tonight from beyond our shores, from parliaments and palaces, to those who are huddled around radios in the forgotten corners of the world, our stories are singular, but our destiny is shared, and a new dawn of American leadership is at hand.
To those — to those who would tear the world down: We will defeat you. To those who seek peace and security - we support you.
Obamas victory speech
This is our chance to answer that call. We may have battled fiercely, but it's only because we love this country deeply and we care so strongly about its future. But one that's on my mind tonight is about a woman who cast her ballot in Atlanta. We have seen so much. And this year, in this election, she touched her finger to a screen, and cast her vote, because after years in America, through the best of times and the darkest of hours, she knows how America can change. That's what politics can be. We want our children to live in an America that isn't burdened by debt, that isn't weakened up by inequality, that isn't threatened by the destructive power of a warming planet. These arguments we have are a mark of our liberty, and we can never forget that as we speak, people in distant nations are risking their lives right now just for a chance to argue about the issues that matter — cheers, applause — the chance to cast their ballots like we did today.
So let us summon a new spirit of patriotism; of service and responsibility where each of us resolves to pitch in and work harder and look after not only ourselves, but each other. Let us remember that if this financial crisis taught us anything, it's that we cannot have a thriving Wall Street while Main Street suffers - in this country, we rise or fall as one nation; as one people.
It's the answer told by lines that stretched around schools and churches in numbers this nation has never seen, by people who waited three hours and four hours, many for the first time in their lives, because they believed that this time must be different, that their voices could be that difference.
These arguments we have are a mark of our liberty, and we can never forget that as we speak, people in distant nations are risking their lives right now just for a chance to argue about the issues that matter — cheers, applause — the chance to cast their ballots like we did today.
What began 21 months ago in the depths of winter cannot end on this autumn night.
Obama election speech
That's the true genius of America: that America can change. That's what politics can be. God bless you. It's important. Tonight, more than years after a former colony won the right to determine its own destiny, the task of perfecting our union moves forward. She's a lot like the millions of others who stood in line to make their voice heard in this election except for one thing: Ann Nixon Cooper is years old. 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. Thank you. It's been a long time coming, but tonight, because of what we did on this day, in this election, at this defining moment, change has come to America. Music[ edit ] Supporters at Grant Park. She's a lot like the millions of others who stood in line to make their voice heard in this election except for one thing - Ann Nixon Cooper is years old.
And what we have already achieved gives us hope for what we can and must achieve tomorrow.
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