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Quote of the Day — April 17, 2009

Good morning, Netizens...

Somehow Barack Obama has already made it into the database that powers Quote of the Day, which comes as no surprise to me, given how “quotable” he has become before, during and since his ascendancy to the Presidency of the United States. So, without further ado, I'll quote his words, wondering what people will say about him after his first term in office.

There's new energy to harness, new jobs to be created, new schools to

build, and threats to meet, alliances to repair.

The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep. We may not get there

in one year or even in 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 won't agree

with every decision or policy I make as president. And we know the

government can't 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

to join in the work of remaking this nation, the only way it's been done

in America for 221 years — block by block, brick by brick, calloused hand

by calloused hand.

Barack Obama (1961 - ), Election Night Speech in Chicago, 11-04-08


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