Wednesday, May 07, 2008

When We Were Up When We Were Down

Many burned out liberal boomers and party hacks still don't get it. So let us, once more, point out...

"When this campaign began, Washington didn't give us much of a chance. But because you came out in the bitter cold, and knocked on doors, and enlisted your friends and neighbors in this cause; because you stood up to the cynics, and the doubters, and the nay-sayers when we were up and when we were down; because you still believe that this is our moment, and our time, for change - tonight we stand less than two hundred delegates away from securing the Democratic nomination for president of the United States."

"More importantly, because of you, we have seen that it's possible to overcome the politics of division and distraction; that it's possible to overcome the same old negative attacks that are always about scoring points and never about solving our problems. We've seen that the American people aren't looking for more spin or more gimmicks, but honest answers about the challenges we face. That's what you've accomplished in this campaign, and that's how we'll change this country together." from Barack Obama's victory speach after North Carolina primary

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  1. Blogging Research

    I am a doctoral student, studying at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University, Bronx, NY.

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    Thank you again for your assistance with the completion of this research project.

    Sincerely,

    Christopher Belz, M.A.
    Doctoral Student
    chrisbelz@gmail.com (preferred email)
    cbelz@yu.edu (school email)
    Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology
    Rousso Building
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    Yeshiva University
    1165 Morris Park Avenue
    Bronx, NY 10461

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