Posts Tagged ‘2007

09
Feb
13

Six years ago….. Barack Obama announces his candidacy

Springfield, Illinois, February 10, 2007 – Photo: Pete Souza

****

Text of the speech here

****

****

NYT: Senator Barack Obama of Illinois, standing before the Old State Capitol where Abraham Lincoln began his political career, announced his candidacy for the White House on Saturday by presenting himself as an agent of generational change who could transform a government hobbled by cynicism, petty corruption and “a smallness of our politics.”

…. It was the latest step in a journey rich with historic possibilities and symbolism. Thousands of people packed the town square to witness it, shivering in the single-digit frostiness until Mr. Obama appeared, trailed by his wife, Michelle, and two young daughters….

…. The formal entry to the race framed a challenge that would seem daunting to even the most talented politician: whether Mr. Obama, with all his strengths and limitations, can win in a field dominated by Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, who brings years of experience in presidential politics, a command of policy and political history, and an extraordinarily battle-tested network of fund-raisers and advisers.

…. “If a campaign is premised on personality, then no, I don’t think you can stay fresh for a year,” he said. “But if the campaign is built from the ground up and there is a sense of ownership among people who want to see significant change, then absolutely. It can build and grow.”

More here

****

Photo: Callie Shell

Click to see the rest of the post

27
Jan
13

60 Minutes (2007 & 2008)

****

Tonight – 7.0 ET: The President and Hillary Clinton on 60 Minutes (Link to interview)

****

And 2008….

10
Feb
12

rise and shine

Morning everyone. Back soon, chat away ;-)

Almost forgot…..again!

30
Jan
12

rise and shine

Steve Benen is back blogging, phew! Link

****

****

11:15: First Lady Michelle Obama joins Department of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis to announce new proposed rules regarding health care for veterans and injured service members. (CNN Live streaming)

12:15: Jay Carney briefs the press.

2:15: PBO welcomes President Mikheil Saakashvili of Georgia to the White House.

3:15: PBO and Michelle Obama host the Diplomatic Corps Reception.

5:30: PBO participates in an interview with YouTube and Google+ to discuss his State of the Union Address.

****

****

I never thought I’d say this: well done Jake Tapper.

****

In a small gathering in Midtown Manhattan on November 29th, 2007, Senator Barack Obama is asked what he would do to begin to bridge the “wealth gap” between America’s very rich and very poor:

****

Thanks lamh!

****

Morning everyone ;-)

22
Dec
11

just sayin’

November, 2007

****

Funny, the President said the same thing to John Boehner today:

****

President Barack Obama talks with Rob Nabors, Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs, in the Oval Office, Dec. 22, 2011. Nabors informed President Obama that a bipartisan agreement was reached to extend the payroll tax cut. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

****

****




@BarackObama

@WhiteHouse

@FLOTUS

@blog44

@PeteSouza

Enter your email address to receive notifications of new posts by email.

@TheObamaDiary

@NerdyWonka

@Lib_Librarian

@Our4thEstate

@DaRiverZkind

@zizii2

RSS OFA

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

Categories

Archives

Blog Stats

  • 28,369,541 hits
November 2014
M T W T F S S
« Oct    
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930