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18
Nov
14

The Future Rewards Those Who Press On

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Jackie Grumbacher

Ever since then Senator Obama decided to run for president in 2007, he has been modelling the behavior he would wish all of us and, particularly all Democrats, to follow. He never panicked or over dramatized anything, but patiently, methodically built an organization that was bigger, better and infinitely more effective than the existing Democratic Party. And he did it with finesse and courtesy, never once publicly criticizing the Democratic establishment or embarrassing any individual, no matter how much he was insulted by them. He showed us how to have immense grace under pressure, how to press forward on difficult days, how to shut out the naysayers, how to respect our skills and empower each other. As president he has showed us optimism combined with pragmatism and realism. He has never stooped to the level of his enemies and has tried to seek a common ground, even as he worked against the most massive obstruction in history. After the midterms, he literally went in front of the cameras and taught us how to act– not to cower or despair, but to lift our heads with pride and a sense of optimism and move forward. He told us by his actions alone to give nothing to our critics, waste no sorrow on our enemies, remain undaunted at our prospects and just keep moving forward bringing light and honesty into the darkest hate. If Democrats in this country–and that includes you, Jon Tester–opened their eyes and realized how much this incredible president is teaching us every day we would not only become better human beings, we would never lose another election.

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04
Nov
13

Memories …. Five Years Ago Today

President-elect Barack Obama and his wife Michelle and their daughters Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7, arrive on stage during his election night party at Grant Park in Chicago, Nov. 4, 2008

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Sen. Joe Biden, his wife Jill and his mother Jean Biden after voting at The Tatnall School in Greenville, Delaware

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President-elect Obama and his mother-in-law Marian Robinson watch election results

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03
Nov
11

night all

Thanks for a great day everyone, see you tomorrow😉

And tomorrow …. the third anniversary:

06
Oct
11

yes we can, again

Thank you smilingl8dy

28
Aug
11

flashback …. 60 minutes

November 16, 2008

29
Jul
11

get tweetin’ ;-)

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This land is your land😉

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17
Jul
11

“let’s go win the election…..”

Thanks for the reminder about this June 2008 video Mel, love it😉

09
Jul
11

“I am tired of being afraid.”

SmartyPants

Thank you Tally

02
Jul
11

the counter-puncher

2007

Thank you Loriah😉

01
Jul
11

night everyone

Peace and love!

**** Thank you for the photo hhannahh ****

The photographer: I attended the final Colorado campaign stop that Barack Obama made on 01 Nov 2008, a few days prior to the election …. I actually cried taking this photograph.

I’ve been to thousands of political rallies. I’ve been a delegate, a campaign worker, a political activist. I’ve shaken hands with lots of players in this game. Politics doesn’t usually get to me anymore. I have laughed, screamed, spoken out, marched, or swore… but never cried until that day in Pueblo. When Michelle Obama finished her pep talk and introduced her husband, I looked through my camera’s viewfinder and cried.

This photograph is special because it captures a personal moment between husband and wife, in front of a great public, and conveys an emotion we don’t normally see.

I cried over the personal sacrifice of this couple in making this run for the highest office of our nation. But I also cried because their hope and courage revived in me what led me into politics all those years, rallies, and campaigns ago: belief in the audacity of hope to change our circumstances. I actually believe in this man and in his campaign, in his drive to bring a populist movement to life.

….I do believe this photo has historical merit because it shows a personal yet public moment from the last days of a long and arduous campaign. It exhibits love, which may seem an odd thing to convey in a political campaign, but actually may be the driving force behind why any politician, activist, or photographer does what they do.

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