The speech that started it all! For those who have never seen President Obama’s 2004 DNC Convention speech. Most say that this is the speech that started it all, some 4 years later he would be accepting the 2008 Democratic nomination for President of the United States
Excerpt : Tonight, we gather to affirm the greatness of our nation not because of the height of our skyscrapers, or the power of our military, or the size of our economy; our pride is based on a very simple premise, summed up in a declaration made over two hundred years ago: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal…… that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” That is the true genius of America, a faith…… a faith in simple dreams, an insistence on small miracles; that we can tuck in our children at night and know that they are fed and clothed and safe from harm; that we can say what we think, write what we think, without hearing a sudden knock on the door; that we can have an idea and start our own business without paying a bribe; that we can participate in the political process without fear of retribution; and that our votes will be counted — or at least, most of the time.
Enjoy some other random photos of President Obama and First Lady Michelle
First Lady Michelle will be celebrating her 50th birthday soon (January 17th). The book below, A Salute to Michelle Obama is a nice gift idea for any supporter of the First Lady. The hardcover version is available on Amazon for just $13
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