Barack Obama is a charismatic man and an eloquent speaker. His victory speech in Grant Park, Chicago was extremely moving.
Listening to the opening few minutes no-one could have been failed to be moved as he told the world, “It’s been a long time coming, but on this day, in this election at this defining moment, change has come to America.”
Just one brief part of a wonderful speech, but I couldn’t help wondering of Obama had been listening to the records of the late Sam Cooke. His moving gospel style song of the early 1960’s contains a very similar line, “it’s been a long time coming, but I know change gonna come.!
I wonder if Barack is a real fan, or just liked the phrase?