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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:07 PM
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Obama Discusses Unity in Indiana 3-15-08
 
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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.



This is what this moment in history is all about.

I hope that you all enjoy this as much as I did.
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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:09 PM
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1. I'll be interested to see how he does in Indiana...

I'm not sure he can win it, but maybe I'll be surprised.
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buff2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:11 PM
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2. Yeah.........
His "unity" shines in DU every single day. :sarcasm:
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Johnny__Motown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:27 PM
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4. here is an excellent example of Democratic unity for you
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:49 PM
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7. Seems to have played well in Iowa today
48. OBAMA MAKES MAJOR DELEGATE GAINS IN IOWA
Multiple Media sources have all agreed that Obama will net atleast 7 more delegates in Iowa

Clinton may be up or down one delegate

From DemcomWatch

7:00 EDT: NBC has Obama up 7 to 23, Clinton up 1 to 16, Edwards down 8 to 6.

8:20 EDT: The AP has Obama up 7 to 23, Clinton down 1 to 14, Edwards down 7 to 7, with 1 delegate to be decided.

Update: 9:50 EDT: - Some of the confusion is due to the requirement that a candidate receive 15% in a Congressional District to receive a delegate from that district. Currently, Edwards is projected to be viable in 4 of the 5 CDs, giving him 4 delegates at the CD level, plus 3 at the national level. But he's on the edge of 15% in a couple of CDs, and with some counties still out. If he drops below 15%, he loses the delegate, and it goes to either Clinton or Obama, depending on how the math plays out.

Note: We'll update all our trackers when the AP updates their official delegate count.

By DemcomWatch numbers Obama's magic number will drop to 419

As a point of comparison Clinton's Huge win was +9 delegates - If Clinton ends up losing a delegate in Iowa that will mean that her huge win in Ohio has been wiped out by what happened today in Iowa.

I am out of threads but if someone wants to post a thread on it please feel free.

http://politics.nytimes.com/election-guide/2008/results ...

http://demconwatch.blogspot.com /

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Donna Zen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:04 PM
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6. It is useful to remember
Only you control your mind. We must be equal to unity we wish for.
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silverweb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:19 PM
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3. Wonderful.
Thanks for posting this.

GObama! GObama!

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Johnny__Motown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:29 PM
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5. Great post, K&R.
Perspective, I suppose it it s bit much to expect Clinton supporters to understand but this should be all over the Sunday talk shows and help to end "Pastor-gate" sooner rather than later.
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InAbLuEsTaTe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:51 PM
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8. What an awesome message.
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mythyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:04 PM
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9. K&R - thanks for posting. nt
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Skarbrowe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 02:01 AM
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10. My far right wing step brother lives in Indiana and he said that
he was seriously thinking about voting for Obama. Now this was several weeks ago before John McCain became the Republican nominee. We don't e-mail much, but when he said this in an e-mail I almost had to call an ambulance! I've fought the Democratic/Republican fight with this guy for about 30 years. We had viscious e-mails over Bush. It became so ugly we stopped all communication for years. Then he sends me something anti Democratic in an e-mail, his only way of communicating, and I ask him who he's going to vote for? He said he didn't see any Republicans he liked and he was, well, what I said up there. Although he teases a lot, I think he was serious. That's when I knew Obama was really crossing over. You people don't know how crazy Republican my step-brother is..was..whatever.

He hates Hillary with a burning passion so it might be a vote against her. Didn't sound like it. Obama can bring them in, that's for sure.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 08:38 AM
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11. Good story; I haven't been in touch w/my brother for years either
because of his support for *. I'm glad you two got past that.
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Skarbrowe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 10:36 PM
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12. Sorry about your brother babylonsister. First it was Bush tearing
families apart and now it's Democrat vs. Democrat. Sad state of affairs. I don't know if I will be glad when November gets here or not, having no idea of what's coming. :scared:
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quantass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 10:55 PM
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13. Great guy!
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