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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."

BT15660-1.jpgIn 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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