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Source: February 5, 2008 Speech

Speaker: Barack Obama

"Change will not come if we wait for some various other perkid or if we wait for some various other time. We are the ones we"ve been waiting for. We are the readjust that we look for."

You check out, the challenges we confront will certainly not be fixed via one meeting in one night. It will not be readdressed on also a Super Duper Tuesday. Change will certainly not come if we wait for some other person or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we"ve been waiting for. We are the adjust that we look for. We are the hope of those boys that have so little bit, who"ve been told that they cannot have actually what they dream, that they cannot be what they imagine. Yes, they can.

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Context

This line was spoken by Barack Obama in a Super Tuesday Speech (February 5, 2008).

Back in great ol" 2008 before anyone kbrand-new that Barack Obama would certainly someday be chosen president (twice!), he had to run in the primaries versus Hillary Clinton. On Super Tuesday, he had a pretty excellent mirroring, however didn"t regulate to pull out a slam dunk win, so it assisted to deliver an excellent speech as the polls were coming in. This one was a doozy.

Obama reflected on the themes of this 2008 campaign—hope and also adjust. But, this component of his speech is pretty memorable bereason he"s basically informing the audience that he can not carry out it alone. He"s not gonna swoop in and fix all their troubles single-handedly—they"re component of this too.

The Amerideserve to people are the ones that are gonna change the device. Not Barack Obama. Not some other man down the road. The time to act is currently and also the method to do it is together. The country has actually been waiting for some hope and also adjust, however, transforms out, they"re simply choose Dorothy. They had actually the power to execute it all along. All they had to execute was tap their heels together three times and also think, “Hope and change! Hope and also change! Hope and change!"

Wright here you"ve heard it

President Obama was widely recognized as an excellent speaker, so you"ll probably hear this quoted among his currently huge library of quotable quotes.

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Pretentious Factor

If you were to drop this quote at a dinner party, would certainly you gain an in-unichild "awww" or would certainly everyone roll their eyes and also never before invite you back? Here it is, on a scale of 1-10.

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Unmuch less you happen to currently be the president (or are presently running for president), stuff like this does wind up coming off pretty pretentious. It doesn"t really have the very same ring to it if you"re simply throwing it out during game night with friends.