Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Yes We Did!!!

Raynard Jackson
January 22, 2009

Now that we had inauguration day
I have something I want to say
Let’s take a look back at history
And try to unravel a wonderful mystery

Now that Obama is President
I know he will represent
The great red, white and Blue
That includes me and that includes you

They said it could not be done
Why in the hell would he run
Is this boy crazy or lost his mind
He just knew that now was the time

To put a new agenda on the table
Then to make it happen because he was able
To create a new vision and give people hope
Even when people said he must be on dope

Rush, Sean, and Laura called him an elite
They said he would surely face defeat
They even called him the Messiah
Even as his poll numbers climbed higher

The Clinton machine, he could never beat
But he proved to be quick on his feet
Never, ever raising his voice
Because he knew he was the people’s choice

The choice of a new generation
To create a spirit of inspiration
Not just because he wanted to win this race
But to tell all Americans you have a place

In getting us back to our original glory
And his victory would only be the beginning of the story
A story of the growth of a nation
Whose worst moment was symbolized by the plantation

We moved from the plantation
To a nation of appreciation
For the determination of a race
Who constantly struggled to find it’s place

Then came a man who said Yes We Can
But first, there must be a plan
So people could see the vision
He became the vessel to end the division

Now that he is President, the job is not done
This work has only just begun
We can all be part of the dream
By making our contribution to the team.

He is only one man
But was the voice of the plan
But we all must understand
That only together “YES WE CAN!”

Raynard Jackson is president & CEO of Raynard Jackson & Associates, LLC., a D.C.-based political consulting/government affairs firm. You can reach him at: and website at:

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