“Yes, we can,” they chanted in unison. To hear Barack Obama speak, or just to catch a glimpse of him, roughly 200,000 people had turned out that day, July 24, 2008, filling the broad, tree-lined avenue of Strasse des 17 Juni, in Berlin’s glorious Tiergarten Park. It was an audience three times the size of any crowd Obama had drawn back in the United States. The election was still months away.
It was like a rock concert. As Obama seemed to float towards the podium on a sky-blue walkway beneath the red granite and sandstone Victory Column, the Siegessäule, with the …read more
Source: Ottawa Citizen