January 28, 2010

“Change we can believe in.” That was then, this is now…


“Change we can believe in.”
       Presidential candidate Barack Obama
       Campaign slogan, 2008


“I campaigned on the promise of change – change we can believe in, the slogan went…I never suggested that change would be easy, or that I can do it alone. Democracy in a nation of three hundred million people can be noisy and messy and complicated. And when you try to do big things and make big changes, it stirs passions and controversy.”
       President Barack Obama
       State of the Union Address, Jan. 27, 2010


“It was certainly something that made people THINK…OK, obviously this guy is offering change but, ‘we can believe in’…what does that mean? And for a lot of people that meant he’s not from the Washington gestalt so he might have the ability to bring about change.” 
       Obama campaign advisor David Plouffe
       On C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” show, Nov. 6, 2009


“On the eve of the first anniversary of President Obama’s inauguration, it’s become painfully obvious that elected officials are not going to save us...The power of special interests to thwart meaningful change — often by co-opting the rhetoric of change but producing in its name a further consolidation of the status quo — has never been stronger.” 
       Political pundit Arianna Huffington
       Comment on her Huffington Post blog, Jan. 18, 2010


“Scott Brown: Change We Can Afford”
       Campaign sign made by a supporter of Scott Brown, the Massachusetts Republican elected to fill Ted Kennedy’s Massachusetts Senate seat on Jan. 19, 2010

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