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"We are the ones we've been waiting for"
I am not a student of Obama's remarkable rhetoric, so perhaps Obama followers will be more familiar with something he said Tuesday night than I am. But it caught my attention, even shook me when he said it. It was in this graph of his remarks Tuesday from Chicago:
"You see, the challenges we face will not be solved with one meeting in one night. It will not be resolved on even a Super Duper Tuesday. Change will not come if we wait for some other person or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. We are the hope of those boys who have so little, who've been told that they cannot have what they dream, that they cannot be what they imagine. Yes, they can."
I get chills even now as I write this. It was one of the most powerful things I've ever heard anyone say.
"We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."
That part of his speech can be seen one minute into the following video from the Obama campaign:
This is a truly remarkable campaign. Barack is reaching deep, summoning things that need to be summoned for all of us. Whether he wins or loses he has changed American politics, for the better.