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> Proud to be an American today
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post Jan 20 2009, 01:25 PM
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What a great speach. Really makes millions of us smile today.


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post Jan 20 2009, 01:53 PM
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Can you recap the best bits?


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post Jan 20 2009, 02:14 PM
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It's a speach you need to watch and listen. I can point out all the bits I liked but really it's entire speach that was so well put together and spoken. Listening to him added emotion and how much he cares about the country. Finally a huge change in our country. This really gives us hope for a better future.


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post Jan 20 2009, 02:14 PM
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The proof is in the pudding dearie dear. I'm still not very impressed. Politics is still just a big circus, that will never change.
I will be impressed when all the things he says come true.


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post Jan 20 2009, 02:29 PM
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Change can't be made with negativity and people need to come together in order for change to happen. Being negative only causes more damage. Don't expect an entire country to change in a day. We needed someone to give us hope and that we can improve ourselves and our country.


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post Jan 20 2009, 02:28 PM
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Well, it's not my country, so I don't feel responsible for giving your country hope. It has to come from you guys anyway. I don't think that's negative, I think it's a neutral standpoint.

I'm hopeful enough for Canada. I wish more people were hopeful for Canada.


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post Jan 20 2009, 02:41 PM
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you killed the thread.

/end thread


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post Jan 20 2009, 02:42 PM
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Sorryyyyyyyy...
Good for you that you feel hope from this person, I'm not criticizing that.
I just happen not to.


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post Jan 20 2009, 04:06 PM
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It's ok. Politics is never an easy discussion.
I noticed the subject line is horrible. I meant "Proud to BE an American today".


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I'm an Englishman living in the USA, but today was still an extremely emotional day. A stirring Churchillian speech. Good luck Mr. Obama, and may your countrymen support you in your grand endeavour.

Yes you can!


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post Jan 21 2009, 06:07 AM
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It was wall-to-wall coverage on TV all day here in the UK yesterday. There was even a party at the O2 arena in London to celebrate!

Obama is a very good public speaker. I was impressed with the speech but I'll reserve judgement to see how he fares over the first 100 days or so. He is receiving messiah-like hero worship on the BBC. I think he's a breath of fresh air but he's going to find it very hard work!


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post Jan 21 2009, 07:34 AM
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QUOTE(rbisset @ Jan 21 2009, 06:07 AM) *
I think he's a breath of fresh air but he's going to find it very hard work!


Yes defiantly. He has a lot on his plate.


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