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Are you fired up?

By Laura on

Five years ago, a woman named Edith Childs proved that one voice can change the world.

In 2007, Edith got her neighbors pumped up for Barack Obama’s campaign stop with five words: “Fired up! Ready to go!”

Watch this video to hear Edith and the President describe how her impromptu cheer—for a tiny crowd in small-town South Carolina—became the campaign’s unofficial catchphrase across the country.

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