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Hello, Chicago!

芝加哥,你好!If there is anyone out there who still doubts that

America is a place where all things are possible; who

still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in

our time; who still questions the power of our

democracy, tonight is your answer.



It's the answer told by lines that stretched around schools and churches in numbers this nation has never

seen; by people who waited three hours and four hours,

many for the very first time in their lives, because

they believed that this time must be different; that

their voice could be that difference.




It's the answer spoken by young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and Republican, black, white, Latino, Asian,

Native American, gay, straight, disabled and not

disabled — Americans who sent a message to the world

that we have never been a collection of red states and

blue states; we are, and always will be, the United

States of America.

无论年龄,无论贫富,无论民主党人或共和党人,无论黑人、白人,无论拉美裔、亚裔、印地安人, 无论同性恋、异性恋,无论


我们并不隶属 “红州”与 “蓝州”的对立阵营,我们属于美利


It's the answer that led those who have been told for so long by so many to be cynical, and fearful, and doubtful

of what we can achieve to put their hands on the arc of

history and bend it once more toward the hope of a

better day.



It's been a long time coming, but tonight, because of what we did on this day, in this election, at this

defining moment, change has come to America.


I just received a very gracious call from Sen. McCain. He fought long and hard in this campaign, and he's

fought even longer and harder for the country he loves.

He has endured sacrifices for America that most of us

cannot begin to imagine, and we are better off for the

service rendered by this brave and selfless leader. I

congratulate him and Gov. Palin for all they have

achieved, and I look forward to working with them to

renew this nation's promise in the months ahead.






I want to thank my partner in this journey, a man who campaigned from his heart and spoke for the men and

women he grew up with on the streets of Scranton and

rode with on that train home to Delaware, the vice

presidentelect of the United States, Joe Biden.



I would not be standing here tonight without the unyielding support of my best friend for the last 16

years, the rock of our family and the love of my life,

our nation's next first lady, Michelle Obama. Sasha and

Malia, I love you both so much, and you have earned the

new puppy that's coming with us to the White House. And

while she's no longer with us, I know my grandmother is

watching, along with the family that made me who I am. I

miss them tonight, and know that my debt to them is

beyond measure.







To my campaign manager, David Plouffe; my chief strategist, David Axelrod; and the best campaign team

ever assembled in the history of politics — you made

this happen, and I am forever grateful for what you've

sacrificed to get it done.



But above all, I will never forget who this victory truly belongs to — it belongs to you.


I was never the likeliest candidate for this office. We didn't start with much money or many endorsements. Our

campaign was not hatched in the halls of Washington —

it began in the backyards of Des Moines and the living

rooms of Concord and the front porches of Charleston.




It was built by working men and women who dug into what little savings they had to give $5 and $10 and $20 to

this cause. It grew strength from the young people who

rejected the myth of their generation's apathy; who left

their homes and their families for jobs that offered

little pay and less sleep; from the notsoyoung people

who braved the bitter cold and scorching heat to knock

on the doors of perfect strangers; from the millions of

Americans who volunteered and organized, and proved that

more than two centuries later, a government of the

people, by the people and for the people has not

perished from this earth. This is your victory.







I know you didn't do this just to win an election, and I know you didn't do it for me. You did it because you

understand the enormity of the task that lies ahead. For

even as we celebrate tonight, we know the challenges

that tomorrow will bring are the greatest of our

lifetime — two wars, a planet in peril, the worst

financial crisis in a century. Even as we stand here

tonight, we know there are brave Americans waking up in

the deserts of Iraq and the mountains of Afghanistan to

risk their lives for us. There are mothers and fathers

who will lie awake after their children fall asleep and

wonder how they'll make the mortgage, or pay their

doctor's bills, or save enough for college. There is new

energy to harness and new jobs to be created; new

schools to build and threats to meet and alliances to

repair. 你们这样做,并不只是为了赢得一场大选,更不是为了我个人。









系。 The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep. We may not get there in one year, or even one term, but

America — I have never been more hopeful than I am

tonight that we will get there. I promise you: We as a

people will get there.




There will be setbacks and false starts. There are many who won't agree with every decision or policy I make as

president, and we know that government can't solve every

problem. But I will always be honest with you about the

challenges we face. I will listen to you, especially

when we disagree. And, above all, I will ask you join in

the work of remaking this nation the only way it's been

done in America for 221 years — block by block, brick

by brick, callused hand by callused hand.






What began 21 months ago in the depths of winter must not end on this autumn night. This victory alone is not

the change we seek — it is only the chance for us to

make that change. And that cannot happen if we go back

to the way things were. It cannot happen without you.



革。 So let us summon a new spirit of patriotism; of service and responsibility where each of us resolves to pitch in

and work harder and look after not only ourselves, but

each other. Let us remember that if this financial

crisis taught us anything, it's that we cannot have a

thriving Wall Street while Main Street suffers. In this

country, we rise or fall as one nation — as one people.




Let us resist the temptation to fall back on the same partisanship and pettiness and immaturity that has

poisoned our politics for so long. Let us remember that

it was a man from this state who first carried the

banner of the Republican Party to the White House — a

party founded on the values of selfreliance, individual

liberty and national unity. Those are values we all

share, and while the Democratic Party has won a great

victory tonight, we do so with a measure of humility and

determination to heal the divides that have held back

our progress.





As Lincoln said to a nation far more divided than ours, "We are not enemies, but friends... Though passion may

have strained, it must not break our bonds of

affection." And, to those Americans whose support I have

yet to earn, I may not have won your vote, but I hear

your voices, I need your help, and I will be your

president, too.





And to all those watching tonight from beyond our shores, from parliaments and palaces to those who are

huddled around radios in the forgotten corners of our

world — our stories are singular, but our destiny is

shared, and a new dawn of American leadership is at

hand. To those who would tear this world down: We will

defeat you. To those who seek peace and security: We

support you. And to all those who have wondered if

America's beacon still burns as bright: Tonight, we

proved once more that the true strength of our nation

comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our

wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals:

democracy, liberty, opportunity and unyielding hope.








For that is the true genius of America — that America can change. Our union can be perfected. And what we have

already achieved gives us hope for what we can and must

achieve tomorrow.



This election had many firsts and many stories that will be told for generations. But one that's on my mind

tonight is about a woman who cast her ballot in Atlanta.

She's a lot like the millions of others who stood in

line to make their voice heard in this election, except

for one thing: Ann Nixon Cooper is 106 years old.




She was born just a generation past slavery; a time when there were no cars on the road or planes in the sky;

when someone like her couldn't vote for two reasons —

because she was a woman and because of the color of her

skin. 在她出生的那个时代,黑奴制刚刚废除。那时路上没有汽车,天上没有飞机。当时像她这样的人由于两个原因不能投票一第


And tonight, I think about all that she's seen throughout her century in America — the heartache and

the hope; the struggle and the progress; the times we

were told that we can't and the people who pressed on

with that American creed: Yes, we can.



能! At a time when women's voices were silenced and their hopes dismissed, she lived to see them stand up and

speak out and reach for the ballot. Yes, we can.



When there was despair in the Dust Bowl and depression across the land, she saw a nation conquer fear itself

with a New Deal, new jobs and a new sense of common

purpose. Yes, we can.



When the bombs fell on our harbor and tyranny threatened the world, she was there to witness a generation rise to

greatness and a democracy was saved. Yes, we can.


能。 She was there for the buses in Montgomery, the hoses in Birmingham, a bridge in Selma and a preacher from

Atlanta who told a people that "We Shall Overcome." Yes,

we can. 安妮经历了蒙哥马利公交车事件、伯明翰黑人暴动事件、塞尔马血醒周末事件。来自亚特兰大的一位牧师告诉人们:我们终将胜


A man touched down on the moon, a wall came down in Berlin, a world was connected by our own science and

imagination. And this year, in this election, she

touched her finger to a screen and cast her vote,

because after 106 years in America, through the best of

times and the darkest of hours, she knows how America

can change. Yes, we can.




America, we have come so far. We have seen so much. But there is so much more to do. So tonight, let us ask

ourselves: If our children should live to see the next

century; if my daughters should be so lucky to live as

long as Ann Nixon Cooper, what change will they see?

What progress will we have made?




This is our chance to answer that call. This is our moment. This is our time — to put our people back to

work and open doors of opportunity for our kids; to

restore prosperity and promote the cause of peace; to

reclaim the American Dream and reaffirm that fundamental

truth that out of many, we are one; that while we

breathe, we hope, and where we are met with cynicism,

and doubt, and those who tell us that we can't, we will

respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit

of a people: Yes, we can.






Thank you, God bless you, and may God bless the United States of America.