Obama 7: He's on
9:18 and Obama's on. Making Firefighters/crowd on fire jokes. They're letting him speak next to last: Chet, I hope you're on tonight...
Past the intros on to the message.
There's a mood shift, a sea change across the country. Explaining the origins of the phrase "The Audacity Of Hope." Praising the importance of grass roots work as part of his own background... "The easiest thing in the world is to feel cynical." His voice echoes of the walls of Iowa City's litte concrete canyon as people wait,hanging on his words... "but to see the world not as it is but as it can be is the audacity of hope." This has built our whole country. And he walks the audacity of hope through our history. And he ties it to the same issues we face today: gender equality, living wages, civil rights...
"At each and every juncture people said'you can't do that - yet it happened."
"Not a Democratic or Republican agenda, it's an AMERICAN agenda."
Battery dying will finish later... sorry Chet. Tune in later tonight.