Monday, Nov 2nd, 2009
The tale of the turbulent year since Barack Obama’s historic election win is told by his evolving political theme: once he promised “Change We Can Believe In” and now he warns that “change is hard”.
On November 4, 2008, Obama bathed in the adoration of a crowd of tens of thousands in a Chicago park, after beating Republican John McCain to the presidency in an election that promised to reshape his nation.
They chanted “Yes we can” on that clear hope-filled night in Obama’s hometown, and tears streamed down thousands of cheeks as the president-elect proclaimed America was still a place where anything was possible.
“It’s been a long time coming,” Obama said. “But tonight, because of what we did on this date, in this election, at this defining moment, change has come to America.”
This article was posted: Monday, November 2, 2009 at 4:23 am