December 24, 2008: Obama basks in political honeymoon: poll (AFP)

  • In a holiday radio and online video address, he exhorted the American people to unite in a new sense of national purpose to pull their nation out of its economic chasm.
  • "That is the spirit that will guide my administration in the New Year. If the American people come together and put their shoulder to the wheel of history, then I know that we can put our people back to work and point our country in a new direction.