"The road ahead will be long, the climb will be steep," Mr Obama warns, mixing a promise of progress and reconciliation with warnings of the challenges ahead. "We may not get there in one year or eve in one term but America tonight I have never been more certain that we will get there," he continued, triggering chants of ‘Yes, we Can’ – the signature slogan of his campaign – from his audience.
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