Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Expectations high for changed tone

...And yet the biggest change of all — the one that the hundreds of thousands of supporters who came to Grant Park are expecting — will be intangible: The change of tone in the country.

Any president’s greatest power — as chief executive, commander-in-chief, symbol of the nation — is in the tone he sets, a message that infects every corner of the federal government, penetrates American popular culture, and shapes international opinion of the United States and what it stands for.

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Here is an exact transcript of President Elect Obama's speech

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