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The Loneliness of Leadership

A Obama boarding planeTelling Thoughts Collage

Who would want such responsiblity at such a time? He does. Who could ever face such challenges? He has to date. Who is capable of meeting them? He is. Who will be America’s next leader? On November 4th 2008 it must be Barack Obama. He has shown the way.

Now America it is up to YOU

Yes you can

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HONOLULU – Senator Barack Obama slowly walked up the steps of his campaign plane here on Friday evening, his suit coat slung over his shoulder, as he concluded his one-day visit home to Hawaii.

Obama boarding plane

From touch-down on Thursday to take off on Friday, Mr. Obama spent nearly 22 hours on the ground in Honolulu visiting his ailing grandmother, Madelyn Dunham. He did not say how Mrs. Dunham was feeling and campaign aides did not disclose her condition, but he believes this could be his last time seeing her.

He had expressed worry in interviews that she may not live until Election Day, and explained that he suspended his campaign schedule to see her, and recalled how he had not been able to get to his mother’s bedside before she died. His grandmother’s 86th birthday is this Sunday.

During his brief visit here, he spent about seven hours with his grandmother during three separate trips to the apartment where she has lived for about four decades. A small group of reporters accompanied Mr. Obama to the Punahou Circle Apartments, but they waited outside as he visited Mrs. Dunham.

He did not speak to reporters on his trip and was filmed by camera crews only once, as he took a solitary walk along Young Street in his old neighborhood. His visit dominated Hawaii television news and newspapers.

After an overnight flight, he is scheduled to appear at three rallies on Saturday, the first of which is in Reno, Nev., followed by one in Las Vegas and an evening event in Albuquerque. .. NYT.

“You’ll never walk alone” Obama campaign visuals –  3 min 36

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  1. Thank you for such a sensitive and prayerful video. I think we all should pray a lot for Barack’s victory and safety during these last 10 days toward the end of the beginning. This is about to become one of the most transformative times in the history of the nation and the world thanks to him.

    Posted by Taylor Barcroft | October 26, 2008, 5:41 pm
  2. Thank you very much for this very moving video. The song, this very moment in time, something sacred is beckoning us… to not fail him, Senator Obama, nor ourselves! In all of my 75 years I haven’t experienced such momentous joy and longing for change.

    Senator Obama is that precious spark of vibrant hope which has ignited millions of people around the globe with that undeniable sentiment of strength, inspiration of YES WE CAN!!!! Many blessings to him, his family, the O Team, and all his supporters wherever you are.

    Posted by Missy Rona | October 27, 2008, 3:42 am