. . .here is an excerpt from Senator Barack Obama's historic speech delivered last night in the wake of his historic nomination to run for the presidency of the United States:
In our country, I have found that. . .cooperation happens not because we agree on everything, but because behind all the labels and false divisions and categories that define us; beyond all the petty bickering and point-scoring in Washington, Americans are a decent, generous, compassionate people, united by common challenges and common hopes. And every so often, there are moments which call on that fundamental goodness to make this country great again.
So it was for that band of patriots who declared in a Philadelphia hall the formation of a more perfect union; and for all those who gave on the fields of Gettysburg and ANTIETAM their last full measure of devotion to save that same union.