Spike Lee, predicting Obama becomes president
"When that happens, it will change everything. ... You'll have to measure time by `Before Obama' and `After Obama,'"Jesse Jackson, after Obama won the Democratic presidential nomination
"Everything's going to be affected by this seismic change in the universe,"
“I cried all night. I’m going to be crying for the next four years,” he said. “What Barack Obama has accomplished is the single most extraordinary event that has occurred in the 232 years of the nation’s political history. ... The event itself is so extraordinary that another chapter could be added to the Bible to chronicle its significance.”Oprah Winfrey
"...When you listen to Barack Obama, when you really hear him, you witness a very rare thing. You witness a politician who has an ear for eloquence and a tongue dipped in the unvarnished truth..."Some of Obama's own words
"I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on Earth." - after winning Democratic nomination