27, 2008 Obama's speech in last
week of campaign
delivered in Canton, OH.
4, 2008 Obama delivers his first
speech as President-elect
in Chicago's Grant Park.
Speeches and Remarks of Barack Obama
January 08, 2008
- Nashua, New Hampshire
Barack Obama delivers his famous
"Yes We Can" speech at a rally in Nashua,
applauds and embraces Barack Obama after he delivers his memorable Yes We Can
speech on January
Obama delivers a powerful and passionate message of Yes We Can in NH
text below is Senator Barack Obama’s famous speech after losing the
primary in New Hampshire to Senator Hillary Clinton.
This notable Obama speech, given at the Nashua South High School gym,
features the passionate "Yes We Can" campaign slogan.
This Obama speech inspired popular musical artist will.i.am from the
Black Eyed Peas to create a music video featuring various
celebrities using excerpts from Obama's speech. The will.i.am
music video, “Yes We Can”, was given an Emmy for Outstanding
New Approaches – Entertainment in 2008.
the YouTube of Barack Obama's "Yes We Can" Speech on January
8, 2008 in Nashua, NH
08, 2008 Nashua,
of Senator Barack Obama after New Hampshire Primary I
want to congratulate Senator Clinton on a hard-fought victory here in
A few weeks ago, no one imagined that we’d have accomplished what we did
here tonight. For most of this campaign, we were far
behind, and we always knew our climb would be steep.
But in record numbers, you came out and spoke up for change. And with
your voices and your votes, you made it clear that at this
moment – in this election – there is something happening in America.
There is something happening when men and women in Des Moines and
Davenport; in Lebanon and Concord come out in the snows
of January to wait in lines that stretch block after block because they
believe in what this country can be.
There is something happening when Americans who are young in age and in
spirit – who have never before participated in politics –
turn out in numbers we’ve never seen because they know in their hearts
that this time must be different.
There is something happening when people vote not just for the party
they belong to but the hopes they hold in common – that
whether we are rich or poor; black or white; Latino or Asian; whether we
hail from Iowa or New Hampshire, Nevada or South
Carolina, we are ready to take this country in a fundamentally new
direction. That is what’s happening in America right now.
Change is what’s happening in America.
You can be the new majority who can lead this nation out of a long
political darkness – Democrats, Independents and Republicans
who are tired of the division and distraction that has clouded
Washington; who know that we can disagree without being disagreeable;
who understand that if we mobilize our voices to challenge the money and
influence that’s stood in our way and challenge ourselves
to reach for something better, there’s no problem we can’t solve –
no destiny we cannot fulfill.
Our new American majority can end the outrage of unaffordable,
unavailable health care in our time. We can bring doctors and
patients; workers and businesses, Democrats and Republicans together;
and we can tell the drug and insurance industry that while
they’ll get a seat at the table, they don’t get to buy every chair.
Not this time. Not now.
Our new majority can end the tax breaks for corporations that ship our
jobs overseas and put a middle-class tax cut into the pockets
of the working Americans who deserve it.
We can stop sending our children to schools with corridors of shame and
start putting them on a pathway to success. We can stop
talking about how great teachers are and start rewarding them for their
greatness. We can do this with our new majority.
We can harness the ingenuity of farmers and scientists; citizens and
entrepreneurs to free this nation from the tyranny of oil and save
our planet from a point of no return.
And when I am President, we will end this war in Iraq and bring our
troops home; we will finish the job against al Qaeda in
Afghanistan; we will care for our veterans; we will restore our moral
standing in the world; and we will never use 9/11 as a way to
scare up votes, because it is not a tactic to win an election, it is a
challenge that should unite America and the world against the
common threats of the twenty-first century: terrorism and nuclear
weapons; climate change and poverty; genocide and disease.
All of the candidates in this race share these goals. All have good
ideas. And all are patriots who serve this country honorably.
But the reason our campaign has always been different is because it’s
not just about what I will do as President, it’s also about
what you, the people who love this country, can do to change it.
That’s why tonight belongs to you. It belongs to the organizers and
the volunteers and the staff who believed in our improbable
journey and rallied so many others to join.
We know the battle ahead will be long, but always remember that no
matter what obstacles stand in our way, nothing can withstand
the power of millions of voices calling for change.
We have been told we cannot do this by a chorus of cynics who will only
grow louder and more dissonant in the weeks to come.
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. For when we have faced down impossible
odds; when we’ve been told that we’re not ready, or that we
shouldn’t try, or that we can’t, generations of Americans have
with a simple creed that sums up the spirit of a people.
Yes we can.
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 through the darkest of nights.
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.
It was the call of workers who organized; women who reached for the
ballot; a President who chose the moon as our new frontier;
and a King who took us to the mountaintop and pointed the way to the
Yes we can to justice and equality. Yes we can to opportunity and
prosperity. Yes we can heal this nation. Yes we can repair this world.
Yes we can.
And so tomorrow, as we take this campaign South and West; as we learn
that the struggles of the textile worker in Spartanburg are
not so different than the plight of the dishwasher in Las Vegas; that
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.
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Text and Photos of Ten Important Barack Obama Speeches from 2002-2008.
2, 2002 Barack Obama speaks
against a war with Iraq
in Chicago, Illinois.
27, 2004 Barack Obama delivers
the Keynote Address at
DNC in Boston, MA.
8, 2008 Obama's passionate
"Yes We Can" speech at
school in Nashua, NH.
20, 2008 Barack Obama speaks at
Martin Luther King's
church in Atlanta, GA.
18, 2008 Barack Obama's inspiring
US racial issues speech
in Philadelphia, PA.
30, 2008 Obama's patriotic "The
America We Love" speech
in Independence, MO.
24, 2008 Obama delivers his only
European tour speech in