I have always believed that hope is that stubborn thing inside us that insists, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us so long as we have the courage to keep reaching, to keep working, to keep fighting.
America, I believe we can build on the progress we’ve made and continue to fight for new jobs and new opportunity and new security for the middle class. I believe we can keep the promise of our founders, the idea that if you’re willing to work hard, it doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from or what you look like or where you love. It doesn’t matter whether you’re black or white or Hispanic or Asian or Native American or young or old or rich or poor, able, disabled, gay or straight, you can make it here in America if you’re willing to try. link
It is easy to win, it is easy to be cynical, it is easy to credit the speech writer and not the teleprompted President. But this is what won the election for Obama. The Republicans could not overcome that sense of hope.
Can Obama deliver?
I doubt it. But I would like to seem him try and I wish him well in his efforts.