Thursday, January 22, 2009

The Agent of Change

Change has come


For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus, and non-believers.

(Excerpts from the Inaugural address)

Footnotes:

Inputs from The White House, Washington

Image Courtesy: Office of the President-Elect

33 comments:

  1. Folks, I have not yet responded to comments on my previous post "War for Peace." I will do so in the days to come. My apologies for the delay!

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  2. It is one of the change, one of the realization of the greatest dreams, Martin luther King.. A belief that things happen.

    Hope for the best... With fingers crossed,
    Ever The True Believer,
    Barath

    CHEERS!!!

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  3. I saw these exerpts and My oh My!
    Lets hope this CHANGE is good.

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  4. I saw the whole speech and the events in connection with the innaugration..The mania is getting to a climax,lets see wot he does in reality??fingers crossed!! :)

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  5. Dear Rak,

    I was in too bad a mood.
    But this post was good enough to 'Change' that :)

    Hope the US and world offer him the necessary support to bring all his dreams to realisation...

    love,
    devika

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  6. Dear Rak,

    I was in too bad a mood.
    But this post was good enough to 'Change' that :)

    Hope the US and world offer him the necessary support to bring all his dreams to realisation...

    love,
    devika

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  7. There is a lot of hype around Obama now and I seriously dont understand why are we giving him a lot of importance! Nevertheless, I just hope he lives upto everyones expectations.

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  8. I very much liked this part of the speech! (I'm less convinced about swearing on the bible.)

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  9. Hi Rakesh! TGIF!! ;)
    Great speech! Like Peter noticed, there are some amazing things in US politics. Let's credit it to tradition...
    Blogtrotter, still posting on Delhi! Enjoy and have a great weekend!

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  10. Hope he will make an effort to change the Big Brother attitude of America and strive for a peaceful world.

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  11. Watched it live, and did feel uplifted. Very little is impossible for a determined soul:)

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  12. His speech was just awesome. Watched it live on TV :D Nothing short! Loved it. Hope he shows them in action. A phenomenal responsibility on his shoulders.

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  13. Just wait and see whether he will be able to fulfil his promises or not...

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  14. question being: will he deliver??i'm desp hoping so!

    OS: i'm so sorry! i've been selfish off late..i just post n run away..hardly visit anybody else's blog! now i know what i've been missing out on!

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  15. Bharath

    Indeed, it is a cataclysmic change! I'm sure he will be one of the best Presidents America ever had!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  16. Vivek

    Oh yes, I watched him too! I can't kinda sum it up....he was too good!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  17. Nikhil

    Me too. I watched his speech and followed it word to word! Made a great deal of sense! Like I told Bharath, I'm sure he will be one of the best Presidents America ever had!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  18. Devika Chechi

    Dont you worry! I will always take your comments in good stride!

    And as far as Obama is concerned, I'm sure he will be one of the best Presidents America ever had!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  19. Vimmuuu

    I don't think that what you hear is hype..... its very well deserved! Of course, a huge part of the world is giving him a lot of importance!
    Like them I too do so in the hope that we Indians some day get a leader of his stature

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  20. Jeevan

    Yes, I'm sure and I'm also sure he will be one of the best Presidents America ever had!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  21. Peter

    Yes, his speech was very well crafted and highly appreciable!

    I'm sure he will be one of the best Presidents America ever had!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  22. Gil

    True, wonderful speech! I completely agree with you on the tradition bit!
    Thanks for your comments!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  23. Old Monk

    I hope so too! I hope that he brings about some much needed change in the political situation in the US

    Rakesh

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  24. Usha Ma'am

    Yes, I watched it live too and felt quite the same like you did! Awesome, I must say!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  25. Vibu

    Good to see you! I believe that you've been keeping busy with work?
    Yes, his speech was fantastic....no less!

    Lets hope things ease out for him!

    Rakesh

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  26. Harini

    Oh....you think so :) I fond him very eloquent!

    Rakesh

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  27. Swati

    Welcome here.....after what seems like ages!
    I'm sure he will deliver......give hime some time and he definitely will prove his mettle....after all he is much much much much better than his stupid predecessor

    Do keep visiting often

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  28. I share the same hope as you do, with our new president.

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  29. Marie

    I'm sure! I watched his inauguration speech live and was greatly impressed by his knowledge and will!

    Change has come!

    Regards

    Rakesh

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