LAS VEGAS, NV.–Excerpts from talk White House hopeful Barack Obama delievered at a dinner Friday at Caesar’s Palace celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., with a mainly African-American audience. On Sunday, leading into the King weekend, Obama speaks at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta before heading to South Carolina, where African-Americans could make up at least half of the Democratic primary vote.
I understand that many of you are still a little skeptical. Youre not as skeptical as you were before IowaSometimes, ah I got to be careful here, sometimes it takes other folks before we believe in ourselves.
Sometimes we get that thing in our head that says we cannot do something. Weve been told for so long its not possible. We got to wait for somebody else to tell us its possible.
So dont tell me I cant do something. When you tell me I cant do something youre telling yourself you cant do something. Youre telling your children and your grandchildren that you cant do something. I believe in yes we can. I believe in yes we can. Thats what Dr. King believed in.”