Friday, October 31, 2008
Win One for Turner Campbell of Fort Collins, CO.
Alcuin (735-804),in a letter to Charlemagne
An 11-Year Old and His Classmates
- When Obama said: "I don't think the young people of America are a special interest—they are the future of this country," Turner perked up. He looked as if he were being addressed personally.
- "I'll make this deal with you," the candidate said. "You invest in America, America will invest in you, and together, we will move this country forward."
- It was the beginning of his speech's crescendo, the rhetorical trumpet-flourishing that built to the finale in which he reiterated the promise of America — "you and I, together, will change this country and change this world" — to a generation of its citizens who have never heard it uttered before, at least not outside the dusty confines of a textbook.