a face in the crowd

A young boy listens to President Barack Obama as he delivers remarks at a rally on health insurance reform at the Comcast Center, University of Maryland in College Park, Md., on Sept. 17, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

16 Responses to “a face in the crowd”

  1. 1 A.L.Zymers
    January 20, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Oh, so moving, Chipsticks, so moving. And the videos of the inauguration balls, the inauguration walk–Lord, I’m sniffing and tearing up at the beautiful recollections. THIS is what the Fauxgressives have been so, so remiss in disrespecting–THIS is what helps to keep people enthused. It’s not some phony idolatry and celebrity worship. Pictures speak directly to the emotions, but they would have no beneficent effect if there were no substance, no authenticity behind them. They are emotional placeholders, reminders of what inspired us–indeed they have more power after the fact than before because these promises have been kept–what could be kept–and fire us up to keep pushing on for what is yet to be done–better, bigger, newer things–requiring all of our energies and internal resources. After all we must be fired-up to be ready to go!

    Thank you for knowing this, Chipsticks. You and Blackwaterdog have been so far ahead of the curve that you will have a place in history–well, at least in MY history!lol

  2. 2 Theo67
    January 20, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    This little boy is so intensely paying attention, and looks moved when the President shakes hands to those around him. He just looks like a boy who will do great things, and will one day tell the story of how we was inspired by the man called President Obama, whom he met in person at a political rally.

    • 3 Sue in Minnesota
      January 21, 2011 at 12:45 am

      That beautiful little man, his gaze speaks volumes. So many beautiful faces….full of hope and inspiration, our President is able to bring that out in us, he has such a gift. Lots of tears from me today, happy tears.

    • 4 Hachikō
      January 21, 2011 at 6:31 pm

      The look on his precious face made me cry. It’s as if he was standing in the presence of his hero. In the shadow of a giant – and he knew it.

  3. 5 Asher in Boston
    January 20, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    Just wonder what was going on in that little head of his. He really seemed intent on what was being said. Iam with you Theo67, he will go on to do great things.

  4. January 20, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    . . .And there stands the little boy who will be the President of the United States in the next 30 years. President Obama is pioneering the way for him right now.

  5. 7 mariele
    January 21, 2011 at 12:22 am

    His presidency has changed the world already by simply his hard work and perseverance in the face of challenges and adversity.
    What really impressed me in the video is the little boy who knew the words by heart. His passion and the other boy’s intensity gives me hope for our future for this country and this world.

  6. 8 lexusv
    January 21, 2011 at 12:44 am

    I love the look of Hope in this lil boys eyes. Very movng clip.

  7. 9 nathalie
    January 21, 2011 at 8:54 am

    hi everybody,
    it’s the first time i leave a comment here! i live in France and i have always been passionated by US politics and specialy by democrats, and now by the president obama.
    I have known this website since january and i just want to say to you guys, (especially chipsticks) that u are just great!!
    keep doing your things because it’s so good to came here every day to see all the news and read your comments!
    ps: sorry for my bad english

    • January 21, 2011 at 11:12 am

      I know this speech by heart, too. I love the “If we can change the room, we can change the city …” He’s got that and the car-in-the-ditch story in his repertoire and I love it whenever he brings them out. The thing is, the audiences DO remember the words and say them along with him, and it turns out that the whole room is … well … fired up!

      I’m truly disgusted with the House Republicans and the lone three blue dog Democrats who joined the Republicans. I thought sure there would be a lot of Republicans jumping ship because of the popularity of the act, but then no one ever believed they were valued sense over politics.

      Thanks for bring that speech again. It was an inspiration.

      • January 21, 2011 at 11:18 am

        Nathalie, I wanted to tell you that your English is fine. And I love your comment. What a long way you live from me! I’m in the godforsaken state of Utah which is on the west side of the Rocky Mountains and full of Mormons. Mormons are wonderful people, actually, but they’re mostly Republicans.

        Whenever I read a comment from Europe I glory that we’re in touch and on the same page and, actually, I can see in my mind, in your case, the beauties of the French countryside.

        • January 21, 2011 at 11:40 am

          You never fail to make me smile, Joan – your description of Utah cracked me up, although I’m sure it’s no laughing matter being surrounded by that many Republicans.

        • 13 nathalie
          January 21, 2011 at 12:29 pm

          thank u Joan!
          we heard things about Mormons here too, and i think they are very specials people and certainly nice.
          good day it’s almost time for dinner here.

    • January 21, 2011 at 11:20 am

      Bienvenue Nathalie! Je vous remercie beaucoup de votre visite (sorry for my terrible French!).

  8. January 21, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Thanks chipsticks for helping us to remain fired up and ready to go. Those two young boys showed two sides of passion. Let’s go change the world.

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