While President Obama didn’t give his formal State of the Union speech yet, his congressional chambers address was riveting. He has to be one of the most eloquent orators of our time. The President we have now is like that good friend that visits you when you’ve buried your mother or have experienced some crisis and they are the one person that empowers you and brings you genuine hope.
He really hit the nail on the head in the very beginning of his speech saying:
“It’s the worry you wake up with and the source of sleepless nights. It’s the job you thought you’d retire from but now have lost; the business you built your dreams upon that’s now hanging by a thread; the college acceptance letter your child had to put back in the envelope. The impact of this recession is real, and it is everywhere.
But while our economy may be weakened and our confidence shaken; though we are living through difficult and uncertain times, tonight I want every American to know this:
We will rebuild, we will recover, and the United States of America will emerge stronger than before.
The weight of this crisis will not determine the destiny of this nation.”
If you don’t hear that and witness his cool resolve as he delivers that message and feel a sense of hope, all is really lost. Relive this moment and be inspired to move forward:
President Obama Speech to Joint Session of Congress Feb. 24, 2009