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Thursday, November 6, 2008

President-Elect Obama: We Share Lincoln's Values

Some commenters and bloggers living in Wah-Wah Land need some reminders. Here are some highlights from President-Elect Barack Hussein Obama's election night speech:

There will be setbacks and false starts. There are many who won't agree with every decision or policy I make as president. And we know the government can't solve every problem.

But I will always be honest with you about the challenges we face. I will listen to you, especially when we disagree. And, above all, I will ask you to join in the work of remaking this nation, the only way it's been done in America for 221 years - block by block, brick by brick, calloused hand by calloused hand.

...So let us summon a new spirit of patriotism, of responsibility, where each of us resolves to pitch in and work harder and look after not only ourselves but each other.

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.

Those are values that we all share. 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.

As Lincoln said to a nation far more divided than ours, we are not enemies but friends. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection.

And to those Americans whose support I have yet to earn, I may not have won your vote tonight, but I hear your voices. I need your help. And I will be your president, too [emphasis mine; President-Elect Barack Hussein Obama, election night speech in Grant Park, Chicago, 2008.11.04].

America needs solutions. President-Elect Obama has some, but he knows the best solutions will come from us. He's ready to listen and ready to work. Are you?

p.s.: And don't forget: your next President has got game. See S.L. Price's Sports Illustrated account of a little one-on-one with Obama last December on the YMCA court in Spencer, Iowa.


  1. I didn't vote for him (but came close). I support him now as the leader of the free world, and look forward to 2009 with cautious optimism.

  2. I hope he has SOME ideas! But I see no reason to NOT give him a chance.

    I hope he will be as impressive as you've said he will be!

  3. Congrats Corey. Obama won.

    Last night Fox News was talking about Obama and have SLIGHTLY changed their tone. I can come to grips with Obama, but the person I am more concerned about is Biden.

    PLEASE give me some info on Biden that should ease my worry. This man spews out word vomit every chance he gets and you never know if it's the truth or a lie. What kind of man is Biden, because right now, I am not too impressed.

    Also, I have heard that Obama has to release his birth certificate to the Senate before he takes office and he hasn't done that yet. Does anyone know anything about this?


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