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By Ezra Klein  |  July 10, 2009; 6:46 PM ET
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the reception for barack obama and his family, in ghana, has been so joyful and completely heartwarming.
makes me feel very happy and proud!

i think it is also wonderful that they bring their two beautiful daughters on their travels. what a thrilling life and education they are receiving. it makes me so happy.
they are beautiful parents, and it must be really grounding that their grandmother is with them, as well.

what an amazing family!!!!!
hurray for the obamas!!!

Posted by: jkaren | July 11, 2009 12:17 AM | Report abuse

watching the historical moment of obama's speech in ghana, continues to make me so proud that we have him for president.
he is a leader with a wonderful heart, and true wisdom.
i hope that in the midst of the economic struggles we are enduring, people will not lose sight of the profound spiritual aspects of having a leader like barack obama.
he is a great man and a great leader, for the world.

Posted by: jkaren | July 11, 2009 8:50 AM | Report abuse

i hope everyone will get to hear and see this speech in its entirety.
i believe this speech is the first blueprint speech for the twenty-first century.

Posted by: jkaren | July 11, 2009 8:53 AM | Report abuse

this speech should be circulated in every school and mandatory reading for every student, so they have a blueprint and vision of hope and strategy for their future.
i apologize for all of my posts, but this is the best/most important speech i have heard in my whole lifetime.

Posted by: jkaren | July 11, 2009 9:12 AM | Report abuse

jkaren, everybody knows Obama delivers great speeches. Nobody criticizes him for not being able to "talk the talk"! The problem is , there are dire concerns about him really wanting to "walk the walk", and about the direction that would take. So, sry, with a respect for your enthusiasm, but you somewhat miss the point.

Posted by: Gray62 | July 13, 2009 6:33 AM | Report abuse

"but you somewhat miss the point."

i dont think i am missing any point.
i believe that there is no such thing as small change.

first, i know that when i have had major financial and personal setbacks in my own life, they generally take a lot longer than six months to repair. no less, a country like the united states.
did you honestly think that six months into his presidency, he would have transformed everything?
were you seriously thinking that SIX months into his presidency, he would have fixed our economy, our unemployment numbers, dismantled the insurance and pharmaceutical industries, implemented a single-payer, public plan, and brought all of our troops home from iraq,and solved the problems in afghanistan, pakistan, global warming and problems in the middle east?
how quickly do you implement change in your own life?

i believe that in four years, we are going to be in a much better situation than we are today.
did you hear mccain saying this morning, how much he loves and respects sarah palin?
do you forget that a man who said that, could actually have been our president, and she, our vice president?
that obama's democratic contender kept the bombing of iranian nuclear facilities on the table, up until a few weeks ago?
everyday, i am thankful that we have barack obama for our president.
and the words he said, were more than a speech.
when you speak of hope and miracles that is one thing.
but his speech was about hope and self-reliance. that is a beautiful message.
and if you think those moments in ghana were just about a beautiful speech....if you think the motivation of spirit and self-reliance and possibility cant change the life of a human being, i have to disagree.
the trajectory, in the context of all of our problems, gives me reason to be very hopeful.
and i think we also have a first lady who is making this country a better place, one child at a time.
i believe we are very blessed to have them.

Posted by: jkaren | July 13, 2009 9:19 AM | Report abuse

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