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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Bearing Hopes of A Nation, Obama Arrives in Washington

"Only a handful of times in our history has a generation been confronted with challenges so vast," said Obama, 47, highlighting the diving economy and wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
"And yet while our problems may be new, what is required to overcome them is not," he told around 300 supporters in a flag-draped station waiting room.
"What is required is a new declaration of independence, not just in our nation, but in our own lives -- from ideology and small thinking, prejudice and bigotry -- an appeal not to our easy instincts but to our better angels."
Let's hope the Obama who called for an end to the war, an Obama we heard in the primaries before he sought the support of the right, the Obama who stressed diplomacy before guns.... Let's hope that guy emerges on Tuesday. Let's hope that his statements that policies will be his, not Gates or Clinton, will ring true.

A "Declaration of Independence?" As long as it doesn't reject those principles he ran on.

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