Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Did You See It?

Barack Obama’s half hour program this evening was terrific. If you didn’t have the opportunity to see it, you can watch it here. The United States has been blessed with great presidents during other challenging or perilous times. Let’s keep working hard to bring another great administration to the White House.

“Everybody here’s got a story. Somewhere you’ve got parents who said you know what, maybe I won’t go to college, but I know if I work hard, my child will go to college.

Everybody here’s got a story of somebody who came from another country. They said maybe my grandchild or my great-grandchild they’ll have opportunity, they’ll have freedom.

Everybody here’s got a story about a grandparent or great-grandparent who worked in a coal mine, who worked in a tough factory, maybe got injured somewhere. But they said you know what, I may not have a home, but if I work hard enough, someday my child, my grandchild, they’ll have a home they can call their own.

That’s the story of America...

...I am reminded every single day that I am not a perfect man. I will not be a perfect president. But I can promise you this: I will always tell you what I think and where I stand. I will always be honest with you about the challenges we face. I will listen to you when we disagree. And most importantly, I will open the doors of government and ask you to be involved in your own Democracy again.”
- Barack Obama

as heard in “American Stories, American Solutions”


George Geder said...

Thank you Lee!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!

We got turned around (twice) by the tv scheduling. Now, we're straight!

"Guided by the Ancestors"

Pink Granite said...

Hi George -
Happy to be of assistance!
I have to imagine you and your wife were just as impressed and moved by the program as Chuck and I were!
Six Days!
- Lee

Jeff Barnard said...

Gee, Barack Obama spent a half hour presenting himself and he didn't mention McCain once... do you think that McCain or Palin could spend more than a minute on anything without bashing Obama or Biden?

Pink Granite said...

Hi Jeff -
What an excellent point!
Until you pointed it out, I hadn't realized the half hour had blessedly been a "McCain-Palin Free Zone"!
- Lee