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Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Sees Dr. King Jr.’s Dream Closer To Reality

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DENVER–Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.), son of the Rev. Jesse Jackson who ran for president, said he saw the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. looking down on Denver and it being the first convention to take “place within sight of his mountaintop.”

Despite what he saw as imperfections in the U.S., especially in its history on race, Jackson Jr. said “our union can always be perfected.”

Jackson Jr. spoke about how Barack Obama defeated the odds when running for the U.S. Senate: no one in Illinois expected anything from him, a community organizer and a low-key state senator from the South Side of Chicago.

But Obama beat those odds once, and Jackson Jr. said he could beat them again.

“What I saw in that campaign is what I’m seeing today: ordinary men and women of all races, all religions, all walks of life coming together to demand a government in Washington that’s as honest and decent, as purposeful and responsible as the American people,” Jackson Jr. said.

–Samuel Rubenfeld

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Written by chroniclenews

August 25, 2008 at 11:49 pm