Saturday, February 10, 2007

Obama pledges to 'transform' politics

I haven't watched the news all day, so I did not hear Obama's speech. Nevertheless, his use of the word, "transform," as opposed to the usual "reform." is heartening and, actually, odd, here at the Lantern, as we received a communique from one of our mountain elders who used the exact same term.

Think I'll share it in a coming post so Dear Readers can see what I mean by odd.

Obama pledges to 'transform' politics - Financial Times -

Barack Obama, the brightest rising star of US politics, on Saturday officially announced he was running for the White House in 2008, vowing to emulate Abraham Lincoln by unifying a divided nation and building 'a more hopeful America'.

The Democratic senator, bidding to become the first black US president, made his declaration to thousands of cheering supporters on a bitterly cold morning in Springfield, Illinois, where both he and President Lincoln started their political careers as state senators.

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