Barak Obama Series by Shepard Fairey
And Barack stood up that day, and he spoke words that have stayed with me ever since. He talked about the world as it is and the world as it should be. And he said that all too often we accept the distance between the two, and we settle for the world as it is, even when it doesn’t reflect our values and aspirations.
But he reminded us that we also know what the world should like — look like. He said we know what fairness and justice and opportunity look like, and he urged us to believe in ourselves, to find the strength within ourselves to strive for the world as it should be. And isn’t that the great American story?
Millions of Americans have been knocked down. And this is the time as Americans, together, we get back up. Our people are too good, our debt to our parents and grandparents too great, our obligation to our children is too sacred.
These are extraordinary times. This is an extraordinary election. The American people are ready. I’m ready. Barack Obama is ready. This is his time. This is our time. This is America’s time.
For me, this is a season of hope. New hope-for a just and fair prosperity for the many and not just the few. New hope — and this is the cause of my life – New hope that we will break the old gridlock and guarantee that every American — north, south, east and west — young and old — Will have decent, quality, affordable health care as a fundamental right and not a privilege.
We can meet the challenges. With Barack Obama- Yes we can. And finally, finally- Yes we will.
Barack Obama will close the book on the old politics of race against race, gender against gender, group against group, and straight against gay.
And Barack Obama will be a commander-in-chief who understands that young Americans in uniform must never ever be committed to a mistake, but always to a mission worthy of their bravery and sacrifice.