When we have faced down impossible odds; when we've been told that we're not ready, or that we shouldn't try, or that we can't, generations of Americans have responded with a simple creed that sums up the spirit of a people: Yes, we can.

— Barack Obama

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We have been told we cannot do this by a chorus of cynics who will only grow louder and more dissonant in the weeks to come. We've been asked to pause for a reality check. We've been warned against offering the people of this nation false hope. But in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope. For when we have faced down impossible odds; when we've been told that we're not ready, or that we shouldn't try, or that we can't, generations of Americans have responded with a simple creed that sums up the spirit of a people: Yes we can.

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Remarks of Senator Barack Obama on New Hampshire Primary Night (8 January 2008)
• Source: Wikiquote: "Barack Obama" (Quotes, 2008)


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Name: Official portrait of Barack Obama

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Description: English: Official photographic portrait of US President Barack Obama (born 4 August 1961; assumed office 20 January 2009) Deutsch: Offizielles Präsidentschaftsporträt von Barack Obama. Español: Retrato oficial del Presidente de los Estados Unidos Barack Obama فارسی: پرتره رسمی باراک اوباما رئیس جمهور ایالات متحده آمریکا ، لحظاتی پیش از شروع به کار. Français : Portrait présidentiel officiel de Barack Obama. Gaeilge: Portráid oifigiúil Barack Obama, uachtarán na Stáit Aontaithe Mheirceá. Italiano: Fotografia ufficiale del Presidente degli Stati Uniti d'America Barack Obama. 日本語: 大統領就任以前に撮影された第44代アメリカ合衆国大統領バラク・オバマの公式写真。 한국어: 대통령 취임 이전에 촬영한 제44대 미국 대통령 버락 오바마의 공식사진. Nederlands: Presidentieel staatsieportret van Barack Obama. Português: Retrato presidencial oficial de Barack Obama, tirado pouco antes de sua posse. Српски / srpski: Званични портрет председника Сједињених Америчких Држава Барака Обаме. Türkçe: Barack Obama. Obama'nın resmî başkanlık portresi olan bu fotoğraf görevi aldıktan kısa bir süre sonra çekilmiştir. 中文:第四十四任美國總統巴拉克·奧巴馬之官方肖像(攝於就任之前)

Date: 13 January 2009

Source: http://change.gov/newsroom/entry/new_official_portrait_released/ (dead link)https://web.archive.org/web/20090204221705/http://change.gov/newsroom/entry/new_official_portrait_released/ (archived)https://web.archive.org/web/20090204220034im_/http://change.gov/page/-/officialportrait.jpg (photo page - archived)

Author: Pete Souza, The Obama-Biden Transition Project

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