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Monday, October 27, 2008

“There are no real or fake parts of this country. There’s no city or town that’s more pro-America than anywhere else.”

posted by on October 27 at 18:14 PM

Vote for this guy on November 4th.

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Yes. For the love of God, vote for this magnificent bastard!

Posted by Boobles | October 27, 2008 6:25 PM

Yes. For the love of God, vote for this magnificent bastard!

Posted by Boobles | October 27, 2008 6:26 PM

Obama is such a breath of fresh air for our toxic political system.

Posted by blackhook | October 27, 2008 6:27 PM

I need this man to lead my country. He will change all of our lives, and bring dignity, eloquence, diplomacy, and sanity back to the White House. And dear GOD, can the man deliver a speech.

Posted by Jill | October 27, 2008 6:27 PM

This is the best thing I've heard out of a mouth of a person.

Posted by The CHZA | October 27, 2008 6:34 PM

There are, perhaps, more hyperbolic cities in America.

Posted by Bob | October 27, 2008 6:44 PM

There's no excuse. Vote. And vote for Barack. Anyone you know who's too wishy-washy to get their asses to a booth next Tuesday, drag them there yourself (assuming they intend to vote correctly, of course. Otherwise leave them on the sidelines, where they belong).

Posted by Matthew | October 27, 2008 6:46 PM

Man, that dude is still getting me all worked up, even after all these long months of campaigning.

Pins and needles!

Posted by kerri harrop | October 27, 2008 6:46 PM

that one makes me all emotional and weepy and full of hope.

Posted by olechka | October 27, 2008 6:47 PM

The campaign comes full circle. There are no Red States of America, there are no Blue States of America, there are only the UNITED States of America. Hope. Change. Come together. We can do it, America. Bring it home, Barack.

Posted by Bub | October 27, 2008 6:49 PM

I give him six months in office then he'll become as corrupt and toxic as the rest of them...

Sorry, have to keep it real folks.

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | October 27, 2008 6:49 PM

god damn that was moving

Posted by alex | October 27, 2008 6:49 PM

@8, I hear you...and I started out as a serious HRC supporter so I've had to get to know this guy enough to support him; and every step of that journey has been a pleasure.

Please don't let this potential slip away from us...

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | October 27, 2008 6:50 PM

God damn but that's moving!

Yeah, it's important to remain realistic but... isn't it nice to believe, even for a little bit?

Posted by Chris B | October 27, 2008 6:52 PM

Is it too early to talk about repealing term limits?

Posted by jrrrl | October 27, 2008 6:52 PM

Holy shit. If he somehow "loses" I will start shooting heroin.

Posted by DOUG. | October 27, 2008 7:00 PM

Studs Terkel, 1980: "People are so tired of dealing with two-foot midgets, you give them someone two foot four and they start proclaiming him a giant."

Posted by tomasyalba | October 27, 2008 7:08 PM

better than a one-foot midget

Posted by mike k. | October 27, 2008 7:10 PM

I'm SO hopeful - and still afraid something awful will happen.

Early voting in VA is terribly difficult. I hope I'm sitting in line for HOURS on Nov 4. (I can replay that speech over and over in my mind!)

Posted by Ayden/VA | October 27, 2008 7:11 PM

Beautiful. I'm going to vote my goddamn head off. Can't wait.

Posted by Tina | October 27, 2008 7:13 PM

I voted for that guy today!

Posted by neptune | October 27, 2008 7:16 PM

Barack Obama is a charismatic demagogue who ultimately wants government to run our lives and businesses with absolute power. He is positively frightening. No, I won’t vote for him - I don't drink Kool-Aid.

Posted by raindrop | October 27, 2008 7:23 PM

Wow, someone who actually talks to the American people and the rest of the world as if we're adults! What a change.

If he "loses", I'll be shooting, but it won't be smack....

Posted by MichaelPgh | October 27, 2008 7:26 PM

@11: I understand your cynicism. But that's part of his message--it's not up to him, it's up to us. What the fuck are YOU going to do to keep the corruption from ruining it? What the fuck are we all going to do?

If we sit back and do nothing, then only those with deep pockets will swoop in and corrupt those in charge. Doesn't have to happen.

Do something, god damn it.

Posted by Andy Niable | October 27, 2008 7:29 PM

Raindrop, your comment suggests you already drank your fill of Fox-flavored Kool-Aid.

Posted by tomasyalba | October 27, 2008 7:31 PM

I believe
I do believe

Posted by 4f...sake | October 27, 2008 7:36 PM

@22: Right, because the Republicans are all about freedom. Except, you know, for women, and gay people, and scary foreign types, and people who aren't evangelical Christians. Because freedom is all about having the government come in and tell you what kinds of medical procedures you can have and who you can marry. That sure sounds like freedom to me!

Posted by Marya | October 27, 2008 7:39 PM

@16, me too, and I hate needles. Maybe I'll smoke it.

Posted by Lola, Now in Iowa | October 27, 2008 7:40 PM

Seriously. Barrak freakin Obama.

Posted by Nyima Wimberly | October 27, 2008 7:56 PM

Holy shit, that man can give a speech!

After 8 years of Bush mangling the English language, it is so refreshing to listen to Obama. I could listen to him read grocery shopping lists.

Posted by Reverse Polarity | October 27, 2008 8:01 PM

Wow, just wow. My poor, cynical heart is moved.

I'm so tired of hearing politicians speak of the "real" areas of the country or some such thing, it just makes me sad. It feels good to hear a different message.

Posted by L | October 27, 2008 8:28 PM

The fake Americans are the rich Liberals who "created" Obama the facade from thin air and now have fooled all of you into thinking he is some kind of Savior.

He's not.

He's way for the INs to keep on robbing the OUTS. It's a way for Bono to write for the New York Times about Gore funded by Branson who can keep polluting the earth and "taxing" everyone for the privilege.

Obama is the IN candidate.

He is the status quo.

The keep doing what your doing.

The OUT candidate, the innovator, the real leader is McCain.

Posted by John Bailo | October 27, 2008 8:30 PM

John Bailo?! I thought they arrested you for that plot in Tennessee. Or were you the one who scratched the fake backwards "B" on your face? I never could tell all you right wing nuts apart.

Posted by If the Shoe Fits | October 27, 2008 8:41 PM

For once, Bailo, we agree. McCain is the OUT candidate. Yup, he's out.

Posted by Andy Niable | October 27, 2008 8:49 PM

I just listened to Obama, turned on the TV and Palin was attempting to string together a coherent sentence. Obama HAS to win. He just has to.

Posted by Ann | October 27, 2008 8:51 PM

WOW. He was on FIRE... hey John Bailo, want to go door to door with me campaigning for Barack?

Posted by Raven | October 27, 2008 9:05 PM

This isn't a campaign speech or a "closing argument," it's a fucking inaugural address, and a damn good one.

Posted by Erica T. | October 27, 2008 10:01 PM

@11: Obama is smart enough. Don't worry. (I never say don't worry. I never say someone is smart enough.)

Posted by Amelia | October 27, 2008 10:04 PM

I just cast my vote for Obama. If you can vote early please do. Republican shenanigans may happen so make sure your ballot gets counted.

Posted by RainMan | October 27, 2008 10:10 PM

That's right INS.

Keep using our taxes to make people buy Windows Vista and OSX.

That's what Obama is about.

Keeping those same coaters afloat.

No doubt the hangers on and lap dogs who populate SLOG will be fed their dose of ALPO.

Posted by John Bailo | October 27, 2008 10:15 PM

I could listen to that man speak for eight years.

Posted by I Am Who Am | October 27, 2008 10:19 PM

I just started crying. How can the other side even exist?

Posted by dc | October 27, 2008 10:24 PM

My great-grandma kept a portrait of JFK on her wall.
I think I need to go frame-shopping ...

Posted by Jeepers | October 27, 2008 10:35 PM

Oh, now I'm watching it. This clip slays me, like Phoebe Gilman's Something from Nothing.

Posted by Amelia | October 27, 2008 11:17 PM

In the land of the blind, the one-armed man can still beat the shit out of the rest of them.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | October 28, 2008 12:14 AM

Damn. Just pure unadulterated damn. That one rocks the fuckin' house.

Run the table Barack.

Posted by gnossos | October 28, 2008 12:21 AM

Gosh, I don't know about this Obama upstart.

I prefer the pinched, incoherent message of barely cloaked racism, misguided patriotism, xenophobia, and unbridled idiocy McCain/Palin keep pushing.

Posted by perpetually peaking | October 28, 2008 12:37 AM

I've been voting a long time and this is the first-time-ever, I've been this excited about a candidate. I have never felt prouder of anyone in politics than I do of Barack Obama, and yes, his wife and kids too! I spent last night thinking of what amazing, astounding, stupendous courage it has taken for him and his family to put themselves "out there". They know the dangers (evidenced by the two white supremacists who were in the news today after their arrest in the plot to kill 100 African-Americans and then go gunning for Obama). They know the dangers and they are still willing to try to help our country!

I saw some beautiful pictures of Obama and his family, candid photos that touched my heart. I want their family to be safe, I want them kept in a bullet proof place so that no fucking, rascist idiots can hurt them. I want anyone who could be that crazy to disappear from the face of the earth! I want Obama to be here to work this wondrous change that we know he is capable of. I want this so bad I can taste it, we all can. Hope-we've been waiting for it for one hell of a long time. Let's do this people!

Posted by DZ | October 28, 2008 12:38 AM

He should have amended it to say except for Vermont, Texas, and Alaska, which all have very active independence parties.

Posted by Bubbles | October 28, 2008 12:55 AM

there IS a difference between good public speaking and wisdom. given that the people that wrote that speech and he are part of the same machine; perhaps as of the 5th i won't mind being in the states for the first time in about seven years. vote and browbeat your neighbours to do so as well.

Posted by pete | October 28, 2008 1:40 AM

Someday we will all grow disillusioned with Obama. Someday we will all feel so very stupid for the way we liked this man. And that will be an unpleasant day.

But when that day comes, I will remember today, and regret nothing.

Posted by MBI | October 28, 2008 5:54 AM

Every instance I see of people trying to cut into Obama, proclaiming him a socialist, a marxist, a terrorist (lots of "ists"), I marvel at their ignorance and then I feel better that I don't agree with people so abysmally stupid.

I don't think I've ever been this excited to vote for someone.

Posted by ohbalto | October 28, 2008 7:24 AM

So I'm sitting in a motel in Butte, MT and the ancient couple next to me in the breakfast room are bitching loudly about how hard it is to live in an "ungodly" land that supports "socialism," as evidenced by the fact that MT may go for Obama.

They were saying "where can we move? Maybe Wyoming?" It was all music to my ears, until they decided that what we really need is a revolution to take the country back from the atheists and perverts. Sigh. I guess the secret service is going to really have to earn their money after Obama gets in.

Posted by Big Sven | October 28, 2008 8:17 AM

i know of at least one house in seattle that is less pro-america than other parts of the country. our empire must fall, & our military must be cut by 2/3. because he is intelligent & practical, obama WON'T do the latter if he wants to get a 2nd term.

Posted by max solomon | October 28, 2008 8:34 AM

We will not support and/or never re-defeat Muslin terrorismist Welfare King Yo Mama-Bama in November or 2012! Argle Bargle urf burf fnarf barf!

Go Knuckledragger/Cousinfucker in 2012!

Posted by bailosarmy | October 28, 2008 8:42 AM

@24-yea but what can we do besides give him $?

Posted by strenuous | October 28, 2008 9:17 AM
Posted by Original Monique | October 28, 2008 9:21 AM

He knows how to turn on a crowd! I would literally go through the fires of hell for this man.

Come on, get off your asses and lay one down for Barack next Tuesday!

Posted by George | October 28, 2008 9:48 AM

in just one line from that speech he says something far more eloquent and meaningful than all Bush has said in the last eight years.

Posted by -B- | October 28, 2008 10:55 AM

Hey Bailo, you never got back to me - me & you, the two of us, going door to door for Obama - what do you say? Maybe in the CD, or Beacon Hill? Get out the vote!

Posted by Raven | October 28, 2008 4:42 PM

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