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Saturday, August 23, 2008


I'm not a political person. Not by any stretch of the imagination. But I will say that I vote. I always vote. I want the right to complain. LOL. So, all I really care about is that you DO vote. Mostly I don't care for whom and for what. It's just important. If you don't ask for what you want, you'll never get it. So tell our elected officials what you want. You put them there, make yourself heard.

I ran across this video and I got all choked up. First time that has ever happened for me regarding politics. Like I said. I don't care who you vote for, Obama or McCain, JUST VOTE!!

(But you have to admit this video rocked! LOL)


It was a creed written into the founding documents that declared the destiny of a nation.
Yes we can.
It was whispered by slaves and abolitionists as they blazed a trail toward freedom.
Yes we can. Yes we can.
It was sung by immigrants as they struck out from distant shores
and pioneers who pushed westward against an unforgiving wilderness.
Yes we can. Yes we can.
It was the call of workers who organized;
women who reached for the ballots;
a President who chose the moon as our new frontier;
and a King who took us to the mountain-top and pointed the way to the Promised Land.
Yes we can to justice and equality.
(yes we can, yes we can, yes we can, yes we can…)

Yes we can to opportunity and prosperity.
Yes we can to opportunity and prosperity.
Yes we can heal this nation.
Yes we can repair this world.
Yes we can. Si Se Puede
(yes we can, yes we can, yes we can, yes we can…)

We know the battle ahead will be long,
but always remember that no matter what obstacles stand in our way,
nothing can stand in the way of the power of millions of voices calling for change.
We want change!
(We want change! We want change! We want change…)

We have been told we cannot do this by a chorus of cynics who will only grow louder and more dissonant.
We’ve been asked to pause for a reality check.
We’ve been warned against offering the people of this nation false hope.
But in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope. We want change!
(We want change! I want change! We want change! I want change…)

The hopes of the little girl who goes to a crumbling school in Dillon are the same as the dreams of the boy who learns on the streets of LA;
we will remember that there is something happening in America;
that we are not as divided as our politics suggests;
that we are one people;
we are one nation;
and together, we will begin the next great chapter in America’s story with three words that will ring from coast to coast;
from sea to shining sea - Yes. We. Can.
(yes we can, yes we can, yes we can, yes we can, yes we can, yes we can, yes we can, yes we can…)

will.i.am on the song.

Original Speech Text (Man oh man do I wish I could write like this!!)

Yes We Can Song Info

“Yes We Can” is a song inspired by a speech delivered by Barack Obama following the 2008 New Hampshire primary, derived from the union catchcry “Yes we can”.

The song was released on February 2, 2008 by the Black Eyed Peas member will.i.am on Dipdive.com and also on YouTube under the username ‘WeCan08′.

Although the lyrics are entirely quotations from a speech delivered by Sen. Obama in New Hampshire during the 2008 campaign, his campaign had no involvement in its production.
The music viral video, shot in a sparse black-and-white, features Barack Obama’s image in collage fashion; the performers comprise a veritable Greek chorus echoing his words in a hip-hop call-and-response manner as his voice plays in the background.

1 comment:

LadyN said...

YES WE CAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


That video is like epic!!!
I choked up watching it too!!! I love his speeches!!! I felt like i needed to go out there and volunteer or something. But I didn't. lol Laziness i guess.
(though i might because my sister has connections lol!)

I too don't care who votes for who but GO OUT AND VOTE!!!

Though i have to say if Obama wins, it would be amazing!!! lol!