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Published on 10 Aug 2012 | over 4 years ago

This video is of historic note. We are including it in our list of the notable political speeches of the modern era.

The video shows the famous "Yes We Can" speech by U.S. President Barack Obama, on January 8, 2008 in Nashua, New Hampshire - from before he was elected president. At the time, he was in a hotly contested campaign for the Democratic Party nomination for President. His primary opponent - none other than Hillary Clinton, the former First Lady. She defeated him in the New Hampshire primary that date. Mr. Obama came out to make a concession speech to his disheartened supporters, and delivered this speech. The rest is history and many believe it is this speech that propelled him to the nomination and ultimately the presidency. In the following weeks he rolled past Clinton in caucus after caucus and a lot of the primaries. The contest was close and bitter, and in the end Obama prevailed, making history as the first black president of the United States. This video is courtesy of the Obama campaign and can be found at his website at barackobama.com .

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