The last of a dying breed.
On the day before the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, Senator Barack Obama delivered a speech to the congregation of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia.
You can argue with his policies and his presidential potential, but you can’t argue with his oratory skills. This man is inspirational, and that’s exactly what I think America needs right now: inspiration.
I met Barack Obama a few years ago, before all the presidential talk had started and before his face was on posters across the nation. When we had the chance to chat, Obama was not only insightful and intelligent, but he also had a passion within him. Not a passion to win an election or to gain power and respect — instead, he had a passion to discuss what was on my mind, to learn more from who I am, where I came from, and what I knew.
It is this passion to learn, to grow, to inspire that makes me hope that Barack Obama is the next President of the United States of America. After all, if America needs anything right now, it’s the passion to learn from the people within and outside its borders. — vasta
“There’s been a few times when people have said, ‘I don’t believe you, that you’re Barack Obama’s speechwriter… To which I reply, ‘If I really wanted to hit on you, don’t you think I’d make up something more outlandish?’ “
Obama’s 26 year old head speech writer.
Ok, I know this is rather superficial to say, considering his achievements…but damn, he’s hot!