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B.Obama won ? Yes and what can he say about that ?

Let’s study some elements of his speech...

dimanche 30 novembre 2008, par Les élèves (option SES en Anglais).

Why did I choose this passage of his speech, to be my favourite ?

B.Obama won ?

After a very attentive reading of Obama’s speech, the new president of the United States of America since November 4th , I have selected a passage which has touched me more than the others.

" [...] And I would not be standing here tonight without the unyielding support of my best friend for the last 16 years (applause)... the rock of our family, the love of my life, the nation’s next first lady... (applause) Michelle Obama.(applause) Sasha and Malia...(applause) I love you both more than you can imagine.And you have earned the new puppy that’s coming with us... (applause)... to the new White House.[...]"

In brief, in his speech,he talks about his victory and he thanks all his co-workers but I was especially impressed by the passage where he says that he thanks above all his wife : Michelle Obama and his daughters : Sasha and Malia. We can see troughout his words, that even if he’s a politician, even if he never has any moment for his family, how implied he is to give his family all he can give them and we can also suppose that he could do everything for them, like a normal father,and not like a haughty father, that’s why he precises it to the entire Chicago at the beginning of his speech, it’s important for him.The reaction of Chicago’s people is understandable because people applause between each of his sentences.

There are a lot of other passages that I liked in his speech but that one is one of the best. It proves that while a president, he’s still very human. Nevertheless, he stays a politician.

Myriam Tiajdine.


Barack Obama’s speech.

In Barack Obama’s speech, the new president of America, elected on November 4th 2008, I was impressed by this excerpt :

"It’s the answer spoken by young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and Republican, black, white, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, gay, staight, disabled and not disabled. Americans who sent a message to the world that we have never been just a collection of individuals or a collection of red states and blue states ".

I find that this speech is moving because Mister Barack Obama does not make any difference beetwen all the individuals. I like very much this passage because Obama associates everybody be they black, white, gay, or of foreign nationality.

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Barack Obama

Marie Lecuyer.


Obama’s speech

We have read Barack Obama’s speech and I have selected the passage :

" This is your victory. And I know you didn’t do this just to win an election. And I know you didn’t do it for me . You did it because you understand the enormity of the task that lies ahead. For even as we celebrate tonight, we know the challenges that tomorow will bring are the greatest of our lifetime : two wars, a planet in peril, the worst financial crisis in a century ".

I have liked this excerpt because I find it interesting : Barack Obama wants to change the world, he is aware of the problems in the world and he wants them to be eliminated ; Barack Obama wants to change the world.
And to do so, he relies on the Americans who elected him, he shows them that it is also their victory and that they can change the world together :
"Yes we can !"

Marie Lepauvre.


Yes he can.

I will present an extract of Obama’s speech after his election

I chose a passage in the Obama’s speech after his election which impresses me. He says :”we know the challenges tomorrow will bring are the greatest of your lifetime : two wars a planet in peril, the worst financial crisis in a century” because he says that he knows the world needs him to “repair” the economy and stop the wars. He also says “there’s news energy to harness, new jobs to be created, new schools to build, and threats to meet, alliances to repair” in order to speak about the future, of what he wants to do.”The road will be long. Our climb will be steep. We may not get there in one year or even in one term. But, America, I have never been more hopeful than I am tonight that we will get there” Here, he is very realistic because he knows what America needs and he says it will be difficult, but he is sure that everybody will help him and that Americans will succeed.

Quentin Feret.


Yes we can.

I was touched by a passage of Mister Barak Obama’s speech, on the day of his election (November, 4th 2008), the passage is :
At a time when women’s voices were silenced and their hopes dismissed, she (Ann Nixon Cooper, a woman of 106 years old) lived to see them stand up and speak out and reach for the ballot. Yes we can.
When there was despair in the dust bowl and depression across the land, she saw a nation conquer fear itself with a New Deal, new jobs, a new sense of common purpose. Yes we can.
Audience : - Yes we can
”.
This passage touched me because with the example of Ann Cooper, he speaks about the old United States of America. He wants to restore confidence to the American people. For this, M. Obama shows that in the past, the States already fell many times but always knew how to stand again.

Bastien Dugas.


Barack Obama’s speech.

We listened to Barack Obama’s speech in the ESE course. He made this speech after his election to the post of President of the USA. I selected my favorite extract of this speech, here it is ...

" It’s the answer spoken by young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and Republican, black, white, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, gay, straight, disabled and not disabled. American who sent a message to the world that we have never been just a collection of individuals or a collection of red states and blue states. We are, and always will be, the United States of America ".

I felt moved by the extract because the last sentence is very well chosen. In this passage he said that is election is the answer of every people no matter their religion, their skin color, their origin, their political orientation, even their sexual preferences. He wants to show the world that even if the USA are a big country, they are one country, they are united and he wants to show that the USA are an example of perfect unity.

Camille Roulleaux.


Barack Obama’s thanking speech.

We have listened to Barack Obama’s speech after the presidential elections, I was impressed by this extract :

« It’s answer spoken by young and old, rich and poor, democrat and Republican, Black, White,Hispanic, Asian,Native American, Gay, Straight, Disabled and not disabled. Americans who sent a message to the world that we have never been just a collection of individuals or a collection of red states and blue states ».

I felt moved by this passage because Mister Obama speaks for the whole world and for all the people, he takes into account the whole population. He says that his victory, is not only for him but for the people. I am impressed by his gratitude towards people who have elected him. I liked the fact that he says that the USA aren’t just a collection of individuals but a united community. All his speech is important, interesting and moving but I prefer this extracted passage.

Hélène Germond.

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