奥巴马胜选演说(英语演讲|奥巴马胜选演讲:呼吸尚存,希望不灭。Yes,We Can!)

奥巴马胜选演说

2008年11月4日晚新当选美国总统奥巴马在家乡芝加哥发表胜选感言。奥巴马是第44任美国总统,也是美国历史上第一位非裔美国人总统。奥巴马在演讲开始之时便提出三个疑问:美国是否暗藏一切皆有可能的巨大潜力?美国是否已经实现开国者锻造的美国梦?民主信仰是否具有强大力量?并以本次大选为例明确这次大选不同以往,再次强调美国依旧是团结一致的美利坚合众国,表明自己的当选一定会为美国带来重大的变革。感谢然后奥巴马非常绅士地感谢了本次大选的竞争对手麦凯恩参议员,自己的竞选搭档乔·拜登,自己的妻子米歇尔·奥巴马,女儿萨沙和玛利亚,还有外祖母和兄弟姐妹,以及自己的竞选团队。当然最重要的还是在场所有人及所有工薪阶层。我们的胜利来自于广大工薪阶级,正是他们从仅有的微薄存款里掏出5美元、10美元或者20美元来支持我们的竞选。我们的力量来自于摘下冷漠面罩的年轻一代,来自于夜以继日奋力工作以维持生计的下层百姓,来自于冒着严寒酷暑、户户敲门宣传的团队中流砥柱,更来自于成千上万的大选志愿者。他们用出色的奉献精神和组织能力证明了一个民有、民治、民享的政府在两百年后仍然保持着生命力。这就是你们的胜利!It was built by working men and women who dug into what little savings they had to give $5 and $10 and $20 to the cause. It grew strength from the young people who rejected the myth of their generation’s apathy who left their homes and their families for jobs that offered little pay and less sleep. It drew strength from the not-so-young people who braved the bitter cold and scorching heat to knock on doors of perfect strangers, and from the millions of Americans who volunteered and organized and proved that more than two centuries later a government of the people, by the people, and for the people has not perished from the Earth. This is your victory.变革成功当选意味的巨大的责任,奥马巴没有被胜利冲昏头脑,而是立马回顾了当前美国仍然面临这艰巨的挑战:美国仍然深陷伊拉克和阿富汗战争,金融危机导致经济下滑,以及全球的环境问题。虽然挑战重重,奥马巴信心满满,承诺一定达成目标。 我们将不可避免地遭遇许多挫折,也许开头并不会一帆风顺。我们需要弄明白一点,那就是政府无法解决所有的问题,也许有很多人不会同意我上台执政后制定的政策。不过,我将坦诚地接受各方的批评,直面我们的挑战。我将倾听你们的意见,尤其是不同的政见。总之,我邀请各位一同投入到国家的建设中来,用我们勤劳的双手堆砌建设这个国家所需的砖瓦。正是这一方式,使美国在221年的建国道路上不断前行。
我在21个月前的深冬开始为竞选做出的努力并不会在今晚画上句号。我们所追求的并不是这场选举的胜利,这仅仅是为我们提供了一个做出变革的机会。如果回到过去的老路,我们将无法做出任何改变。当然,如果没有你们,一切都无法发生。There will be setbacks and false starts. There are many who won’t agree with every decision or policy I make as president. And we know the government can’t solve every problem.But I will always be honest with you about the challenges we face. I will listen to you, especially when we disagree. And, above all, I will ask you to join in the work of remaking this nation, the only way it’s been done in America for 221 years — block by block, brick by brick, calloused hand by calloused hand.
What began 21 months ago in the depths of winter cannot end on this autumn night. This victory alone is not the change we seek. It is only the chance for us to make that change. And that cannot happen if we go back to the way things were. It can’t happen without you, without a new spirit of service, a new spirit of sacrifice.团结奥巴马告诉所有人:要想达成目标,必须携手与共、共同经历这个国家的荣辱兴衰。因为这次的金融危机让所有人认识到一个事实,如果大众受苦受难,华尔街就不可能繁华似锦。奥巴马告诉共和党人,两党隔阂以及不成熟的狭隘主义造成了美国现在的失败政策。尽管民主党在今晚取得了压倒性的胜利,但是所有人将继续带着谦卑前行,愈合这个国家因分裂受到的创伤。奥巴马告诉没有投票给自己的朋友,他听到了他们的声音,并需要他们的帮助,因为他是所有人的总统。奥巴马告诉全世界美国拥有强大的力量,而力量来源是民主、自由、机遇、坚定不屈的希望。希望奥巴马借用106岁高龄的选民安妮·尼克松·库珀的视角,以她见证过的美国的变革告诉人们美国强大的真谛在于它能够做出改变,美国过去所达到的成就让所有人看到了前进的希望。播放
今晚,我由此联想到了她一个世纪以来,在美国见证的一切:困苦与希望,奋斗与进步,那是一个让人无能为力的年代,但人们必须不断告诉自己美国的伟大信条:“是的,我们可以!”
And tonight, I think about all that she’s seen throughout her century in America — the heartache and the hope; the struggle and the progress; the times we were told that we can’t, and the people who pressed on with that American creed: Yes we can.
曾经,女性无法表达自己的意见,她们的希望成为幻影。如今,她终于见证了这一幕,和她一样有着悲惨遭遇的人们成功地投出了自己的选票。是的,我们可以!
At a time when women’s voices were silenced and their hopes dismissed, she lived to see them stand up and speak out and reach for the ballot. Yes we can.
当整个美国大陆都笼罩在经济大萧条的绝望之中时,她见证了一个国家战胜自身恐惧,重新崛起,罗斯福总统推行的“新政”不仅给美国带来了新的就业机会,更给美国人民带来了共同的价值观。是的,我们可以!
When there was despair in the dust bowl and depression across the land, she saw a nation conquer fear itself with a New Deal, new jobs, a new sense of common purpose. Yes we can.
当敌人的炮弹投向我们的港口,当世界被暴政所威胁,她见证了一个崛起的民族,民主重获新生。是的,我们可以!When the bombs fell on our harbor and tyranny threatened the world, she was there to witness a generation rise to greatness and a democracy was saved. Yes we can.
她目睹了发生在蒙哥马利巴士上、伯明翰的高压水龙头下、塞尔玛大桥上的种族歧视暴行……而后,来自亚特兰大的民权先驱告诉人们,“我们可以战胜这一切”。是的,我们可以!
She was there for the buses in Montgomery, the hoses in Birmingham, a bridge in Selma, and a preacher from Atlanta who told a people that “We Shall Overcome.” Yes we can.
而后,人类登月,柏林墙倒塌,世界重新集结在科学和想象力的号角下。现在,在这场选举中,她终于用自己的指尖触碰到投票屏幕,郑重地投下选票。饱经106年的沧桑变化,穿越岁月的风云变迁,她知道美国能做出怎样的改变。是的,我们可以!
A man touched down on the moon, a wall came down in Berlin, a world was connected by our own science and imagination. And this year, in this election, she touched her finger to a screen, and cast her vote, because after 106 years in America, through the best of times and the darkest of hours, she knows how America can change. Yes we can.
美国,我们风雨兼程,一路走来。我们经历了太多,但前方仍有许多梦想等待着我们去实现。今晚,让我们大声地问自己,我们的孩子是否还能看到下一个世纪;我可爱的女儿是否能和安妮·尼克松·库珀一样幸运,享受漫长的人生。他们将看到怎样的变革?我们将取得怎样的进步?America, we have come so far. We have seen so much. But there is so much more to do. So tonight, let us ask ourselves — if our children should live to see the next century; if my daughters should be so lucky to live as long as Ann Nixon Cooper, what change will they see? What progress will we have made?
这是我们给出答案的机会。这是属于我们的时刻。这是我们的时代:让人们有事可做;为我们的孩子打开机遇之门;推动世界和平与繁荣;再次锻造美国梦,重申这一不可动摇的事实——虽然我们每个人不尽相同,但我们是一个整体,只要我们呼吸尚存,希望就永不磨灭。我们将用那历经时间考验的不朽信条掷地有声地直面质疑:“是的,我们可以!”This is our chance to answer that call. This is our moment. This is our time, to put our people back to work and open doors of opportunity for our kids; to restore prosperity and promote the cause of peace; to reclaim the American dream and reaffirm that fundamental truth, that, out of many, we are one; that while we breathe, we hope. And where we are met with cynicism and doubts and those who tell us that we can’t, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of a people: Yes, we can.
谢谢!上帝保佑你们,保佑美利坚合众国!Thank you. God bless you. And may God bless the United States of America.

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