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obama: “I stand before you today to announce my candidacy for President of the United States.”

obama: "I stand before you today to announce my candidacy for President of the United States."

In Springfield, IL about an hour ago, Barack Obama officially declared his candidacy for U.S. president text of the speech:

In the shadow of the Old State Capitol, where Lincoln once called on a divided house to stand together, where common hopes and common dreams still, I stand before you today to announce my candidacy for President of the United States.

I recognize there is a certain presumptuousness – a certain audacity – to this announcement. I know I haven’t spent a lot of time learning the ways of Washington. But I’ve been there long enough to know that the ways of Washington must change.

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