On the 45th anniversary of the great "I Have A Dream" speech by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, the first African-American candidate to be nominated by a major American political will accept the Democratic Party nomination in a crowded football stadium in Denver, Colorado to a crowd expected to exceed 70,000 persons. Dr. King called on the nation to judge persons "on the content of their character" and not the "color of their skin."
Young Senator Barack Obama became the nominee of the Democratic Party by becoming the greatest political phenomenon to rise out of Illinois since Abraham Lincoln in 1860, whose own unlikely rapid rise to power made him perhaps the greatest president in American history. Barack Obama has some huge footsteps to follow in, being the first African American president ever and honoring the awesome challenge of Dr. Martin Luther King as well as living up to the greatness of Abraham Lincoln. But Brack Obama has proven an incredible ability to amaze everyone with an endless resource of intelligence and skills and has all of the potential to become one of America's greatest presidents ever.
It is also ironic that it was Abraham Lincoln from Illinois that ended slavery in the United States, and now an African American candidate from Illinois may benefit from this to become president and complete this cycle of history, from slavery and exploitation of an entire race based on the color of their skin, to emancipation, to equality, and to be being judged by a majority of voters as their choice for president. It is a great day for the U.S. and a powerful message that anyone can grow up to be anything that they want. It is a powerful statement that all have an equal opportunity to share in the American dream and the old barriers of prejudice have fallen enough that most persons will give a person a fair opportunity and an equal opportunity to become anything, including the president.
in the pages of American history a great new page is now being written. Tonight's event in Denver should be an awesome event that you will want to record and save to show your children and grandchildren. There will no doubt be some memorable and very notable quotes that will live in history from tonight's speech as well as the inaugural address of President Barack Obama in January It is a great time to be alive and a witness to so much history and to play a small part in it as a participating voter.
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