Monday, 4 February 2008

MESSAGES FROM BARACK AND MICHELLE OBAMA!

YES WE CAN!!!

Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2008 00:39:34 -0500
To: "Ana Santana"
From: "Barack Obama"
Subject: Results

Ana --
We just learned that we won all three contests today -- in Louisiana, Nebraska, and Washington State.
We've now won 18 out of 28 states, with New Mexico still in the balance.
What's more, we also estimate that we at least doubled our delegate lead today.
Our momentum is strong, but another round of tough contests is about to begin.
Tomorrow, Democrats will caucus in Maine. And on Tuesday, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia will have their turn.
To win, we need to bring as many people into the process as possible. We're pushing towards 500,000 donors this year by March 4th, when Texas, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Vermont vote.
Now is the time to make your first online donation -- if you do, it will be matched by another supporter, doubling your impact:
https://donate.barackobama.com/match
This race is still extremely close, and we need your support to remain competitive.
Thank you for making this possible.
Barack


Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2008 21:04:17 -0500
To: "Ana Santana"
From: "Barack Obama"
Subject: What we've been waiting for
Ana --
One of the things I'm most proud of about our campaign is not the amount of money we've raised, but the number of people giving it.
As of this afternoon, more than 300,000 people have given in 2008 alone, taking ownership of this campaign by making a donation of whatever they can afford.
This has never happened before. No one has ever built a campaign involving so many Americans as true stakeholders.
It speaks volumes not only about the kind of campaign we're running, but also about how we want politics to be.
So many of us have been waiting so long for the time when we could finally expect more from our politics, when we could give more of ourselves and feel truly invested in something bigger than a particular candidate or cause.
This is it. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
We won the most states and the most delegates on Tuesday because a movement of people decided to take back the political process and participate in unprecedented numbers.
Today we set a new goal: 500,000 people giving to our campaign this year by March 4th.
It's time to take the next step. Please make your first donation now:
https://donate.barackobama.com/match
When you do, one of the 300,000 people who have already given this year will match your donation. You'll see the name and town of the person matching your gift, and you'll even be able to send them a note about why you took the leap.
This has been a remarkable week already, but we are entering what could be a decisive phase of the campaign.
We face contests in Nebraska, Washington State, and Louisiana on Saturday. Maine will go on Sunday. And Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. will vote on Tuesday.
It's going to take every one of us reaching out, organizing, and giving our all to make it happen.
As we headed into the Iowa caucuses, it had taken us nearly a year to reach our first 500,000 donors.
Now, with your help, we will be able to repeat that feat in a little over 60 days as we head into Texas, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Vermont on March 4th.
So many people said we would never get here.
But we're proving every day that ordinary people can still accomplish extraordinary things.
Thank you,
Barack

Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2008 02:42:28 -0500
To: "Ana Santana"
From: "Barack Obama"
Subject: Results

Ana --

The votes will be counted into the night and into tomorrow, but today we won states and we won delegates in every part of the country.
As of right now, we have won more states and delegates than Senator Clinton. It's a remarkable achievement we can all be proud of.

Tonight, we know one thing for sure -- our time has come, our movement is real, and change is coming to America.
At this moment in history, the stakes are too high and the challenges too great to play the same Washington game with the same Washington players and expect a different result.

This time must be different.
There will be those who say it cannot be done. But we know what we have seen and what we believe -- that when ordinary people come together we can still do extraordinary things.

Yes, we can.

Thank you so much,

Barack
Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2008 15:46:48 -0500
To: "Ana Santana"
From: "Barack Obama"
Subject: RE: Make a call

Ana --

Today, nearly half the nation will have the chance to join you in saying that we are tired of business-as-usual in Washington, we are hungry for change, and we are ready to believe again.

Twenty-two states across the country are holding their primaries and caucuses, and you can help Get Out The Vote in these crucial contests.
Use our online calling tool to reach out to fellow supporters. Encourage them to send a message that America is ready for a new kind of leadership and a new kind of politics.

Make calls using our online calling tool today:
http://my.barackobama.com/feb5calls

You can make a big impact -- the more calls you make, the more people will take part in their state's primary or caucus.

Thanks for everything you've done,

Barack


Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2008 20:28:34 -0500
To: "Ana Santana"
From: "Michelle Obama"
Subject: You have to see this

Ana --

A friend sent me this video over the weekend.
After nearly a year on the campaign trail, I've seen a lot of things that have touched me deeply, but I had to share this with you:

http://my.barackobama.com/yeswecan


Sharing this video, which was created by supporters, is one more way to help start a conversation with your friends, family, coworkers, and anyone else who will be voting soon about the issues important to them in this election.
Right now people like you are making phone calls, emailing friends, and doing everything they can to reach voters before the big vote tomorrow.

This is our moment -- please do what you can to help.

Thank you so much,

Michelle

Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2008 14:21:05 -0500
To: "Ana Santana"
From: "Barack Obama"
Subject: Make a call

Ana --

Tomorrow, 22 states across the country are holding Democratic caucuses and primaries.
You can help Get Out The Vote in these crucial contests by calling fellow supporters from your own home.
Use our online calling tool and make a difference today:
http://my.barackobama.com/feb5calls

When Michelle and I talked about my running for president, one of the core goals we both had for this campaign was to leave the political process better off than we found it.
You have challenged conventional thinking and built a grassroots movement for change that is sweeping this country.

I have no doubt that the election tomorrow will be close, but you can help ensure that as many people as possible participate.
Make calls using our online calling tool and help Get Out The Vote:
http://my.barackobama.com/feb5calls

I believe that this movement for change can do more than just win an election. Together, we can transform this country.

Thank you for being part of this,

Barack

YES WE CAN!!!

Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2008 00:39:34 -0500
To: "Ana Santana"
From: "Barack Obama"
Subject: Results

Ana --
We just learned that we won all three contests today -- in Louisiana, Nebraska, and Washington State.
We've now won 18 out of 28 states, with New Mexico still in the balance.
What's more, we also estimate that we at least doubled our delegate lead today.
Our momentum is strong, but another round of tough contests is about to begin.
Tomorrow, Democrats will caucus in Maine. And on Tuesday, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia will have their turn.
To win, we need to bring as many people into the process as possible. We're pushing towards 500,000 donors this year by March 4th, when Texas, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Vermont vote.
Now is the time to make your first online donation -- if you do, it will be matched by another supporter, doubling your impact:
https://donate.barackobama.com/match
This race is still extremely close, and we need your support to remain competitive.
Thank you for making this possible.
Barack


Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2008 21:04:17 -0500
To: "Ana Santana"
From: "Barack Obama"
Subject: What we've been waiting for
Ana --
One of the things I'm most proud of about our campaign is not the amount of money we've raised, but the number of people giving it.
As of this afternoon, more than 300,000 people have given in 2008 alone, taking ownership of this campaign by making a donation of whatever they can afford.
This has never happened before. No one has ever built a campaign involving so many Americans as true stakeholders.
It speaks volumes not only about the kind of campaign we're running, but also about how we want politics to be.
So many of us have been waiting so long for the time when we could finally expect more from our politics, when we could give more of ourselves and feel truly invested in something bigger than a particular candidate or cause.
This is it. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
We won the most states and the most delegates on Tuesday because a movement of people decided to take back the political process and participate in unprecedented numbers.
Today we set a new goal: 500,000 people giving to our campaign this year by March 4th.
It's time to take the next step. Please make your first donation now:
https://donate.barackobama.com/match
When you do, one of the 300,000 people who have already given this year will match your donation. You'll see the name and town of the person matching your gift, and you'll even be able to send them a note about why you took the leap.
This has been a remarkable week already, but we are entering what could be a decisive phase of the campaign.
We face contests in Nebraska, Washington State, and Louisiana on Saturday. Maine will go on Sunday. And Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. will vote on Tuesday.
It's going to take every one of us reaching out, organizing, and giving our all to make it happen.
As we headed into the Iowa caucuses, it had taken us nearly a year to reach our first 500,000 donors.
Now, with your help, we will be able to repeat that feat in a little over 60 days as we head into Texas, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Vermont on March 4th.
So many people said we would never get here.
But we're proving every day that ordinary people can still accomplish extraordinary things.
Thank you,
Barack

Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2008 02:42:28 -0500
To: "Ana Santana"
From: "Barack Obama"
Subject: Results

Ana --

The votes will be counted into the night and into tomorrow, but today we won states and we won delegates in every part of the country.
As of right now, we have won more states and delegates than Senator Clinton. It's a remarkable achievement we can all be proud of.

Tonight, we know one thing for sure -- our time has come, our movement is real, and change is coming to America.
At this moment in history, the stakes are too high and the challenges too great to play the same Washington game with the same Washington players and expect a different result.

This time must be different.
There will be those who say it cannot be done. But we know what we have seen and what we believe -- that when ordinary people come together we can still do extraordinary things.

Yes, we can.

Thank you so much,

Barack
Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2008 15:46:48 -0500
To: "Ana Santana"
From: "Barack Obama"
Subject: RE: Make a call

Ana --

Today, nearly half the nation will have the chance to join you in saying that we are tired of business-as-usual in Washington, we are hungry for change, and we are ready to believe again.

Twenty-two states across the country are holding their primaries and caucuses, and you can help Get Out The Vote in these crucial contests.
Use our online calling tool to reach out to fellow supporters. Encourage them to send a message that America is ready for a new kind of leadership and a new kind of politics.

Make calls using our online calling tool today:
http://my.barackobama.com/feb5calls

You can make a big impact -- the more calls you make, the more people will take part in their state's primary or caucus.

Thanks for everything you've done,

Barack


Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2008 20:28:34 -0500
To: "Ana Santana"
From: "Michelle Obama"
Subject: You have to see this

Ana --

A friend sent me this video over the weekend.
After nearly a year on the campaign trail, I've seen a lot of things that have touched me deeply, but I had to share this with you:

http://my.barackobama.com/yeswecan


Sharing this video, which was created by supporters, is one more way to help start a conversation with your friends, family, coworkers, and anyone else who will be voting soon about the issues important to them in this election.
Right now people like you are making phone calls, emailing friends, and doing everything they can to reach voters before the big vote tomorrow.

This is our moment -- please do what you can to help.

Thank you so much,

Michelle

Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2008 14:21:05 -0500
To: "Ana Santana"
From: "Barack Obama"
Subject: Make a call

Ana --

Tomorrow, 22 states across the country are holding Democratic caucuses and primaries.
You can help Get Out The Vote in these crucial contests by calling fellow supporters from your own home.
Use our online calling tool and make a difference today:
http://my.barackobama.com/feb5calls

When Michelle and I talked about my running for president, one of the core goals we both had for this campaign was to leave the political process better off than we found it.
You have challenged conventional thinking and built a grassroots movement for change that is sweeping this country.

I have no doubt that the election tomorrow will be close, but you can help ensure that as many people as possible participate.
Make calls using our online calling tool and help Get Out The Vote:
http://my.barackobama.com/feb5calls

I believe that this movement for change can do more than just win an election. Together, we can transform this country.

Thank you for being part of this,

Barack

6 comments:

VDV said...

Viva Obama!

Koluki said...

VIVA!!!

Koluki said...

MY REPLY TO BARACK OBAMA*

Dear Senator Obama,

It was such an honour for me to receive your message yesterday!
Thank you so much for that kind gesture. Of course, I have an idea of how campaign machineries are supposed to work and that this sort of thing is not necessarily to be taken as a personal message. Nevertheless, it was meaningful to me.

Please be assured that I have been doing all I can to shore up support for your campaign and will continue to do so beyond today’s election, from which I strongly believe you will emerge as THE WINNER you naturally are!
Surely, my reach is very limited (not least because I am not American and live in London) but I hope that, through the series I’ve been posting on my blog and the phone calls and email messages I’ve been making to family, friends and acquaintances I have in the US, I can contribute somehow to your VICTORY!

I know that you certainly don’t have the time to read this, but I would like to take this opportunity to let you know how much I’ve been touched by your book “Dreams From My Father”. It was brought to me this Christmas as a gift by my younger sister who lives in Washington DC. I’ve been reading it by installments, as time permits and, as I read, posting small extracts from the chapters on Kenya in my blog (just hope you wont terribly mind this). I’ve been trying to highlight the passages that best help to understand the current situation in Kenya, although I often feel like posting everything because it’s so engaging! Of course, the need to not seriously infringe your copyrights helps me to resist that temptation.

Let me say that I had approached Kenya before through the writings of American scholars such as Robert Bates and Caroline Elkins (incidentally, both from your alma mater Harvard), but none of them gave me the personal insight on the soul of land and people you manage to express with such fine detail. I am African, and I am a woman, but I don’t remember ever reading before anything written by a male or female, of any race or cultural heritage, that reflects so well the realities of life in Africa (I lived most of my life in Angola, my country of origin, and visited 14 other African countries so far) and the particular challenges it poses to African women – no doubt your dear sister Auma played a special role in it, but only a human being as deeply sensitive as yourself could write about those experiences so touchingly. And not only that: the profound way in which you reflect about the human condition in America and anywhere else in the world!

A few weeks ago, an African-American blogger living in Germany referred to me as “a brilliant mind” in relation to an article I wrote for the “Atlantic Community” – a German-American think tank online. I was flattered, but didn’t take him too seriously, mainly because, although a highly reputed professional in his field (engineering), he is not really an ‘expert’ on the issues I wrote about (economic and trade-related issues). However, based on my gender, cultural and human experiences, I can say to you without hesitation: Mr. Obama you are a BRILLIANT MIND!

I’ll leave you now on your road to a victory that is certain anyway because, as you put it so well in your message, this is about more than just winning an election!

Please accept my BEST WISHES to your political and personal life, which I would like to extend to your beautiful and intelligent wife Michelle and your wonderful daughters Malia and Sasha.

A LUTA CONTINUA!
A VICTORIA E’ CERTA!!!

*Please note, this reply was sent before I received the message from Michelle.

Koluki said...

AGRY: As minhas desculpas, mas tive que optar por retirar o seu comentario deste espaco.
Podera' voltar a submete-lo no post a que ele diz respeito.
Podera' tambem voltar a comentar neste espaco, caso tenha algo a dizer sobre o tema deste post.
Obrigada pela compreensao.

BRE said...

As I have said before, you have a "beautiful mind" and this post and follow-up comments proves it. Very fine work and I am certain that Senator Obama, his family, and his campaign managers and supporters appreciate what you are doing here. Spread the word honey, spread the word. "I want to believe that the winds of change are coming to America, an uplifting wind for people all over the world, pregnant with the sounds and images and aroma of a Spring morning."

Koluki said...

Beautiful BRE.
If your mind is "not beautiful", it's certainly brilliant.
And poetic too!