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Yes We Can – New Video for Barack Obama

In Barack Obama, Democrats, Election 2008, Entertainment, Internet, Music, Politics, YouTube on February 3, 2008 at 10:09 pm

Yes We Can Website

A new video has been released commemorating Barack Obama’s “Yes We Can” Speech.

Written by the Black Eye Pea’s Will.I.Am, the video features well recognized celebrities such as John Legend, Scarlett Johannson, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Kate Walsh, Adam Rodriguez and many more.

Recorded on January 30th and 31st, the song echoes Obama’s voice in the background with the celebrities’ voice tracks and music accompanying.

The CEO of Inspiration is listed as Barack Obama. Nice tribute.


Here’s the video with the words to the song below it:

It was a creed written into the founding documents that declared the destiny of a nation.

Yes we can.

It was whispered by slaves and abolitionists as they blazed a trail toward freedom.

Yes we can.

It was sung by immigrants as they struck out from distant shores and pioneers who pushed westward against an unforgiving wilderness.

Yes we can.

It was the call of workers who organized; women who reached for the ballots; a President who chose the moon as our new frontier; and a King who took us to the mountaintop and pointed the way to the Promised Land.

Yes we can to justice and equality.

Yes we can to opportunity and prosperity.

Yes we can heal this nation.

Yes we can repair this world.

Yes we can.

We know the battle ahead will be long, but always remember that no matter what obstacles stand in our way, nothing can stand in the way of the power of millions of voices calling for change.

We have been told we cannot do this by a chorus of cynics…they will only grow louder and more dissonant ……….. We’ve been asked to pause for a reality check. We’ve been warned against offering the people of this nation false hope.

But in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.

Now the hopes of the little girl who goes to a crumbling school in Dillon are the same as the dreams of the boy who learns on the streets of LA; we will remember that there is something happening in America; that we are not as divided as our politics suggests; that we are one people; we are one nation; and together, we will begin the next great chapter in the American story with three words that will ring from coast to coast; from sea to shining sea —

Yes. We. Can.

  1. I saw this on Good News Network — and liked it so much that after I posted it on my own blog, I went surfing to see who else had posted. Very nice to discover your blog 🙂

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