Obama is officially in!

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Obama is officially in!

Postby bodom » Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:10 pm

Change has come! You gotta love impermanence. If it wasnt so bush would still be president!

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Re: Obama is officially in!

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:03 pm

"American has chosen hope over fear." from the Inauguration speech.

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Re: Obama is officially in!

Postby bodom » Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:05 pm

TheDhamma wrote:"American has chosen hope over fear." from the Inauguration speech.

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I like it! :twothumbsup:

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Re: Obama is officially in!

Postby christopher::: » Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:51 am

Yippeeeee...! Change can be so groovy.

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Re: Obama is officially in!

Postby Tex » Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:03 am

Obama's speeches amaze me -- he uses his voice like a concert pianist uses his piano. He's a first-rate orator for sure.

For whatever it's worth, I'm really pulling for him to be the perfect guy at the perfect time, and it doesn't sound that far-fetched even to this cynic. He's definitely got something.

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Re: Obama is officially in!

Postby genkaku » Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:50 pm

If there is a single man to thank for President Obama, I think it is George W. Bush.
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