Obama "idiot quote"-Fiction!

Barack Obama “Idiot Quote”-Fiction!

Summary of eRumor:

A short email that says it contains the “idiot quote of the century” from Senator and presidential candidate Barack Obama.  The quote is, “My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world.  I hope you’ll join with me as we try to change it.”

The Truth:

We have not found any occasion when Barack Obama has said or written this exact quote.

The eRumor began circulating in June, 2008 during Obama’s bid for the Democratic nomination for president of the United States.

The thrust of Obama’s campaign has been “change” in Washington D.C. so whoever created this hoax quotation thought it would be cute if he both described the nation as the best and, at the same time, said let’s change it.

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Updated 6/16/08