Barack Obama “Yes, We Can” Music Video

February 2, 2008 at 12:53 pm 11 comments

Music, film and television stars including Scarlett Johansson, Will.I.Am. and John Legend sing along to excerpts of speeches from Barack Obama:

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  • 1. Rick Roberts  |  February 2, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    This just goes to show that it’s all about the glitz and sizzle, and true, inspiring oratory is important, but meat and potatoes are important, too. I’ll vote for Hillary. Barack can be vice president for eight years.

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  • 2. Michael Crawford  |  February 2, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    Rick,

    The meat and potatoes are definitely there and I would encourage you to visit the issues section of Barack’s website for details:

    http://www.barackobama.com/issues/

    BTW, this video was not produce by the campaign. It was produced by a range of artists inspired by Baracks vision for our country and his call to all Americans to come together to make our country better.

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  • 3. Lexington  |  February 2, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    Inspiration looks and feels like “glitz and sizzle” because we haven’t felt or seen it in so long. Glitz and sizzle isn’t what Obama is about. He’s embedded in the hard, cold facts of struggle and change, but he’s not defeated by it.

    Inspiration drove these artists to make this video. They do not work for the campaign and did not collaborate with them in this effort. Inspiration is what the country needs now, not just a person who has survived with the battle scars to show it. We need someone who has been put through the fire, yet still rises above and pulls the rest of us up.

    Out of many, we are one!
    YES WE CAN!

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  • 4. Rick Roberts  |  February 2, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    “Yes, we can” do what? Finish the sentence.

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  • 5. V  |  February 2, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    Yes, we can change America.
    From the video (which is a little weird but interesting):

    Yes we can to justice and equality.
    Yes we can to opportunity and prosperity.
    Yes we can heal this nation.
    Yes we can repair this world.

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  • 6. Christopher  |  February 2, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    I’ll vote for Hillary.

    Hillary:

    ~ voted for the Iraq war
    ~ voted for the USA Patriot Act
    ~ voted to reauthorize it
    ~ voted for the flag burning amendment
    ~ is opposed to repealing DOMA in its entirety
    ~ refuses to take responsibility for her Iraq war vote
    ~ warbles Cheney-esque rhetoric like “Saddam had really bad stuff”

    A vote for Hillary is a vote for another George W. Bush. No thanks.

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  • 7. Christopher  |  February 2, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    A critical mass of John Edwards’s LGBT steering committee is going public with support for Sen. Barack Obama over Sen. Hillary Clinton.

    The Advocate reports:

    A critical mass of John Edwards’s LGBT steering committee is going public with support for Sen. Barack Obama over Sen. Hillary Clinton. Twenty-two members of the Edwards campaign’s original 59-person gay and lesbian committee will now be working for Obama victories next Tuesday and throughout the rest of the primary season.

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  • 8. Michael Crawford  |  February 2, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    There is a post from Eric Stern, a key LGBT outreach person for the now defunct Edwards campaign, explaining why he is now supporting Barack at The Bilerico Project.

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  • 9. Chris  |  February 2, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    Love, love, love the video. All of the cynicism I see around me just reminds me why need in inspiration. My support for Senator Obama is not just about “glitz”, it is about my belief that he can lead this nation out of the abyss we find ourselves in now.

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  • 10. Jim Pickett  |  February 3, 2008 at 9:15 am

    Absolutely beautiful. Thank you for posting this!

    So excited to see (on Blabbeando) that the nation’s largest Spanish newspaper just endorsed Barack.

    And funny, they said nothing about glitz.

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  • 11. Trevor  |  February 8, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    To the Hilary supporters: In a democratic republic it is a primary right (in relations to the constitution) to express oneself. What type of reality do we live in (or maybe do you live in) where an individual motivated by another individual’s action is inspired to ACT in a manner that is uplifting is deemed dubious? The last time I looked in the history books historian would identify that as the beginnings of a movement.

    I don’t see the point in resorting to Hilary bashing though I support Obama. When I make a personal purchase I don’t have to qualify it to anyone except myself–creating negative rhetoric doesn’t change the quality of the item purchased. The same is true of who I give my vote to. Maybe if you visited the issues section of the Obama website you would see that Obama has substance backing those great oratory skills.

    The bottom line is the video demonstrates what Obama is about: the WAY that is made from the conceptual broad reaching vision, to the step-by-step nuts and bolts method needed to execute the vision when the fires of inspiration have been ignited, and once that fire has been kindled you can’t put it out–one voice, one race, one people chanting: YES WE CAN! YES WE CAN! YES WE CAN!!!!!

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