"And to all those watching tonight
from beyond our shores,
from parliaments and palaces
to those who are huddled around radios
in the forgotten corners of our world
– our stories are singular,
but our destiny is shared"
from Obama's acceptance speech in The Guardian.
more and more amazing!
"to those who are huddled around radios"
that and the "forgotten corners" are almost a cliche, but because of what the whole world now knows about his background, he said, "I'm one of you as well."
We'll see whether he means it or not, but it's quite a flourish.
And where have we heard the word "huddled" before, in the context of America and the world?
"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free"