Barack Obama's Victory Speech

One of the most defining moments in history, election of Barack Obama as the President of United states of America. I wanted a piece of that history and thats why  have produced his speech here on my Blog.....
An aweisnpiring one and as they say, IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING !!!

Barack Obama's Victory Speech
> PRESIDENT-ELECT BARACK OBAMA: If there is anyone out there who still 
> doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who 
> still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who 
> still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.
> Its 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 very first time in their 
> lives, because they believed that this time must be different; that 
> their voice could be that difference.
> Its the answer spoken by young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and 
> Republican, black, white, Latino, Asian, Native American, gay, 
> straight, disabled and not disabled - Americans who sent a message to 
> the world that we have never been a collection of Red States and Blue 
> States: we are, and always will be, the United States of America.
> Its the answer that led those who have been told for so long by so 
> many to be cynical, and fearful, and doubtful of what we can achieve 
> to put their hands on the arc of history and bend it once more toward 
> the hope of a better day.
> Its 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.
> I just received a very gracious call from Senator McCain. He fought 
> long and hard in this campaign, and hes fought even longer and harder 
> for the country he loves. He has endured sacrifices for America that 
> most of us cannot begin to imagine, and we are better off for the 
> service rendered by this brave and selfless leader. I congratulate him 
> and Governor Palin for all they have achieved, and I look forward to 
> working with them to renew this nations promise in the months ahead.
> I want to thank my partner in this journey, a man who campaigned from 
> his heart and spoke for the men and women he grew up with on the 
> streets of Scranton and rode with on that train home to Delaware, the 
> Vice President-elect of the United States, Joe Biden.
> I would not be standing here tonight without the unyielding support of 
> my best friend for the last sixteen years, the rock of our family and 
> the love of my life, our nations next First Lady, Michelle Obama. 
> Sasha and Malia, I love you both so much, and you have earned the new 
> puppy thats coming with us to the White House. And while shes no 
> longer with us, I know my grandmother is watching, along with the 
> family that made me who I am. I miss them tonight, and know that my 
> debt to them is beyond measure.
> To my campaign manager David Plouffe, my chief strategist David 
> Axelrod, and the best campaign team ever assembled in the history of 
> politics - you made this happen, and I am forever grateful for what 
> youve sacrificed to get it done.
> But above all, I will never forget who this victory truly belongs to - 
> it belongs to you.
> I was never the likeliest candidate for this office. We didnt start 
> with much money or many endorsements. Our campaign was not hatched in 
> the halls of Washington - it began in the backyards of Des Moines and 
> the living rooms of Concord and the front porches of Charleston.
> It was built by working men and women who dug into what little savings 
> they had to give five dollars and ten dollars and twenty dollars to 
> this cause. It grew strength from the young people who rejected the 
> myth of their generations apathy; who left their homes and their 
> families for jobs that offered little pay and less sleep; from the 
> not-so-young people who braved the bitter cold and scorching heat to 
> knock on the doors of perfect strangers; from the millions of 
> Americans who volunteered, and organized, and proved that more than 
> two centuries later, a government of the people, by the people and for 
> the people has not perished from this Earth. This is your victory.
> I know you didnt do this just to win an election and I know you didnt 
> do it for me. You did it because you understand the enormity of the 
> task that lies ahead. For even as we celebrate tonight, we know the 
> challenges that tomorrow will bring are the greatest of our lifetime - 
> two wars, a planet in peril, the worst financial crisis in a century. 
> Even as we stand here tonight, we know there are brave Americans 
> waking up in the deserts of Iraq and the mountains of Afghanistan to 
> risk their lives for us. There are mothers and fathers who will lie 
> awake after their children fall asleep and wonder how theyll make the 
> mortgage, or pay their doctors bills, or save enough for college. 
> There is new energy to harness and new jobs to be created; new schools 
> to build and threats to meet and alliances to repair.
> The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep. We may not get 
> there in one year or even one term, but America - I have never been 
> more hopeful than I am tonight that we will get there. I promise you - 
> we as a people will get there.
> There will be setbacks and false starts. There are many who wont agree 
> with every decision or policy I make as President, and we know that 
> government cant 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 join in the work of 
> remaking this nation the only way its been done in America for 
> two-hundred and twenty-one years - block by block, brick by brick, 
> calloused hand by calloused hand.
> What began twenty-one months ago in the depths of winter must not end 
> on this autumn night. This victory alone is not the change we seek - 
> it is only the chance for us to make that change. And that cannot 
> happen if we go back to the way things were. It cannot happen without you.
> 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, its 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.
> Let us resist the temptation to fall back on the same partisanship and 
> pettiness and immaturity that has poisoned our politics for so long. 
> Let us 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, individual liberty, and 
> national unity. Those are values 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, but I hear your voices, I need your help, and I will be your 
> President too.
> 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 Americas 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.
> For that is the true genius of America - that America can change. Our 
> union can be perfected. And what we have already achieved gives us 
> hope for what we can and must achieve tomorrow.
> This election had many firsts and many stories that will be told for 
> generations. But one thats on my mind tonight is about a woman who 
> cast her ballot in Atlanta. Shes 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 106 years old.
> She was born just a generation past slavery; a time when there were no 
> cars on the road or planes in the sky; when someone like her couldnt 
> vote for two reasons - because she was a woman and because of the 
> color of her skin.
> And tonight, I think about all that shes seen throughout her century 
> in America - the heartache and the hope; the struggle and the 
> progress; the times we were told that we cant, and the people who 
> pressed on with that American creed: Yes we can.
> At a time when womens voices were silenced and their hopes dismissed, 
> she lived to see them stand up and speak out and reach for the ballot. 
> Yes we can.
> When there was despair in the dust bowl and depression across the 
> land, she saw a nation conquer fear itself with a New Deal, new jobs 
> and a new sense of common purpose. Yes we can.
> When the bombs fell on our harbor and tyranny threatened the world, 
> she was there to witness a generation rise to greatness and a 
> democracy was saved. Yes we can.
> She was there for the buses in Montgomery, the hoses in Birmingham, a 
> bridge in Selma, and a preacher from Atlanta who told a people that We 
> Shall Overcome. Yes we can.
> A man touched down on the moon, a wall came down in Berlin, a world 
> was connected by our own science and imagination. And this year, in 
> this election, she touched her finger to a screen, and cast her vote, 
> because after 106 years in America, through the best of times and the 
> darkest of hours, she knows how America can change. Yes we can.
> America, we have come so far. We have seen so much. But there is so 
> much more to do. So tonight, let us ask ourselves - if our children 
> should live to see the next century; if my daughters should be so 
> lucky to live as long as Ann Nixon Cooper, what change will they see? 
> What progress will we have made?
> This is our chance to answer that call. This is our moment. This is 
> our time - to put our people back to work and open doors of 
> opportunity for our kids; to restore prosperity and promote the cause 
> of peace; to reclaim the American Dream and reaffirm that fundamental 
> truth - that out of many, we are one; that while we breathe, we hope, 
> and where we are met with cynicism, and doubt, and those who tell us 
> that we cant, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up 
> the spirit of a people:
> Yes We Can. Thank you, God bless you, and may God Bless the United 
> States of America.

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