Best of AOT: Barack Obama Brings Message of Hope to Denver
Two years ago today, Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States, the first African American to hold this office. Two years from today, either Obama will begin his second term in office, or we will welcome someone new to the Oval Office.
Much can be said about the first half of Obama’s first term, but this is not the venue! Instead, we turn the clocks all the way back to October of 2006, when Senator Obama visited the Tattered Cover’s LoDo store to speak about his book The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream.
Even those of us in the room that day, impressed by Obama’s presence and vision, could not have guessed that in a mere four months he would announce his candidacy for President. Even less fathomable is that two years later Obama would move a few miles down the road to Invesco Field at Mile High to accept his party’s nomination in front of 84,000 onlookers.
Listen in as a Obama discusses his vision for the future of our country, and even gives props to a certain Reverend who would cause him a touch of trouble in the future.
If you enjoyed this Best of Authors On Tour podcast, please listen to the entire Barack Obama podcast.
This podcast was originally recorded on October 24, 2006.