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Hello, world

I can't help it. I feel happy and hopeful and glad to be an American again tonight for the first time in eight years.

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 our world – our stories are singular, but our destiny is shared, and a new dawn of American leadership is at hand. To those who would tear this world down – we will defeat you. To those who seek peace and security – we support you. And to all those who have wondered if America’s beacon still burns as bright – tonight we proved once more that the true strength of our nation comes not from our the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals: democracy, liberty, opportunity, and unyielding hope.

President Obama. How cool is that?

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roseambr
Nov. 5th, 2008 04:07 pm (UTC)
I haven't been this excited about America in a long time either. It feels so good to be aiming for the right path again as a country. He is intelligent, inspiring and creative. I think it's going to be ok now.
emeraldsedai
Nov. 5th, 2008 06:53 pm (UTC)
Right from jump, from that speech and that speech alone, he has proven a handful of very important points to me: he can pick a speechwriter, he's an orator, he's a statesman, he (or the people he's smart enough to surround himself with) understand the disastrous proportions of Bush's international legacy, and he's smart enough to be dead serious at a time like this.

Wonderful stuff. The world breathes a sigh of relief today.

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