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The Beginning of Change


Obama Joins Race With Goals Set High

Now-Official Presidential Candidate Talks of Universal Health Care, Leaving Iraq

Washington Post Staff Writers
Sunday, February 11, 2007

Standing on the grounds of the Old State Capitol, where Lincoln delivered his famous “House Divided” speech against slavery in 1858, the Democratic first-term senator began a bid for the White House that barely seemed possible just a few months ago but could make him the first black president. “I recognize there is a certain presumptuousness — a certain audacity — to this announcement,” he said. “I know I haven’t spent a lot of time learning the ways of Washington. But I’ve been there long enough to know that the ways of Washington must change.”

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