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Hope And Change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:38 PM
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Barack Obama in Indiana: Unifying America
 
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After denouncing controversial remarks at an event in Plainsfield, Indiana, Barack speaks further on the matter of bringing America together to actually address fundamental problems that face us all.
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:39 PM
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1. YES, WE CAN!
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Lena inRI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:51 PM
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2. Senator Obama. . .

HEARING. YOU. LOUD. AND. CLEAR.



:grouphug: :yourock: :grouphug: :yourock: :grouphug:
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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:54 PM
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3. Go Obama!!!!!! K&R.
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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:06 PM
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4. Oh my!
:patriot: This man so needs to be president!
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Texifornia Donating Member (399 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:15 PM
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5. Excellent
This was a very good speech. Pointed, with facts and poetry.

Too bad about the sound problem at the end, though.
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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:39 PM
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6. The moment that Obama refers to: R.F.K. announces death of King in Indianapolis
A moment of pure grace and heart break and forgiveness and rage and healing -- we are all that and more.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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november3rd Donating Member (653 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:47 PM
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7. Who deleted those five seconds at the end?
Right after he said, "Not only so our children can live in a safer world, but--"

There is a deletion of sound, so we see his lips moving and can't hear what he said.

Does anybody have the text of that deletion?
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Hope And Change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:04 PM
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8. There you go...
Barack Obama

Town Hall Meeting at Plainfield High School, (Plainfield, Indiana)

March 15, 2008

Let me just close my initial remarks by talking about bringing this country together. You know, Bobby Kennedy gave one of his most gave one of his most famous speeches on a dark night in Indianapolis. Right after Dr. King was shot. Some of you remember reading about this speech. Some of you were alive when this speech was given. He stood on top of a car. He was in a crowd mostly of African Americans. And he delivered the news that Dr. King had been shot and killed. And he said, at that moment of anguish, he said, weve got a choice. He said, weve got a choice in taking the rage and bitterness and disappointment and letting it fester and dividing us further so that we no longer see each other as Americans but we see each other as separate and apart and at odds with each other. Or we can take a different path that says we have different stories, but we have common dreams and common hopes. And we can decide to walk down this road together. And remake America once again. And, you know, I think about those words often, especially in the last several weeks - because this campaign started on the basis that we are one America. As I said in my speech at the convention in 2004, there is no Black America, or White America, or Asian America, or Latino America. There is the United States of America. But I noticed over the last several weeks that the forces of division have started to raise their ugly heads again. And Im not here to cast blame or point fingers because everybody, you know, senses that theres been this shift. You know, that youve been seeing in the reporting. Youve been seeing some of the commentaries of supporters on all sides. Most recently, you heard some statements from my former pastor that were incendiary and that I completely reject, although I knew him and know him as somebody in my church who talked to me about Jesus and family and friendships, but clearly had but if all I knew was those statements that I saw on television, I would be shocked. And it just reminds me that weve got a tragic history when it comes to race in this country. Weve got a lot of pent-up anger and bitterness and misunderstanding. But what I continue to believe in is that this country wants to move beyond these kinds of divisions. That this country wants something different.

I just want to say to everybody here that as somebody who was born into a diverse family, as somebody who has little pieces of America all in me, I will not allow us to lose this moment, where we cannot forget about our past and not ignore the very real forces of racial inequality and gender inequality and the other things that divide us. I dont want us to forget them. We have to acknowledge them and lift them up and when people say things like my former pastor said, you know, you have to speak out forcefully against them. But what you also have to do is remember what Bobby Kennedy said. That it is within our power to join together to truly make a United States of America. And that we have to do not just so that our children live in a more peaceful country and a more peaceful world, but that is the only way that we are going to deliver on the big issues that were facing in this country. We cant solve health care divided. We cannot create an economy that works for everybody divided. We cant fight terrorism divided. We cant care for our veterans divided. We have to come together. Thats what this campaign is about. Thats why you are here. Thats why were going to win this election. Thats how were going to change the country.

http://thepage.time.com/obamas-remarks-at-plainfield-in...
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november3rd Donating Member (653 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 01:42 PM
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15. Thanks.
I still wonder who deleted it.
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SleeplessinSoCal Donating Member (710 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:17 PM
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9. Just got a lesson in how to trun a negative into a positive
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FreeStateofWinston Donating Member (34 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 07:00 PM
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10. UNITY!!!!
:thumbsup:

Is definitely something that our country could use right about now. Hopefully Barack will get the chance to succeed where others have failed. Mr. I'm a Uniter not a Divider has certainly failed miserably in this area, but then again I do not know of anything that could be considered a success during the Bush administration. The country continues to be more divided than it has ever been, and the economy is going into the tank. We need Barack to lead us out of the mess that Bush/Cheney has created.

GOBAMA!!!!
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:33 PM
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13. There's already unity in DC
It gets harder and harder to tell the parties apart! :-(
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JTFrog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 07:16 PM
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11. Yes I was there today!!!!!
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 07:17 PM by JTFrog
It was amazing!

So much energy and excitement in this red red state. People were lining up in the dark this morning because they weren't allowed to stay overnight! And even tho people couldn't get tickets online (they had already given out the 1500 alloted) they showed up and managed to get squeezed in.

I wish I could find footage of the exchange between Obama and the 12 year old young man who asked his question. It was awesome!

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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:08 PM
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12. Apologies.
I duped your video (different source, so it didn't catch it).
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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 07:30 PM
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14. Very beautifully done
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