Barack Obama Speech Thread
by Todd Beeton, Tue Jun 03, 2008 at 06:10:20 PM EDT
Barack Obama has taken the stage to presumably declare victory for the Democratic nomination.
Update [2008-6-3 22:15:50 by Todd Beeton]:"After 54 hard-fought contests, this primary has finally come to an end."
"Because you chose to listen not to your doubts or your fears but to your greatest hopes and highest aspirations."
"...I will be the Democratic nominee for the President of the United States of America."
Who can not be moved at this moment?
Update [2008-6-3 22:21:18 by Todd Beeton]:He's praising Hillary Clinton and the crowd is cheering. That's a nice development (the cheering I mean.) "I can tell you that what gets Hillary Clinton up in the morning..an unyielding desirte to fight for ordinary Americans no matter how hard the fight may be. And when we finally achieve universal healthcare, she will be central to that victory...I am a better candidate for having had the honor to compete with Hillary Rodham Clinton." A great tribute.
Update [2008-6-3 22:27:26 by Todd Beeton]:OK, Barack Obama just delivered perhaps the best line against John McCain all year: "I honor John McCain's service to this country...even if he refuses to honor mine." It. Is. On.
Update [2008-6-3 22:32:27 by Todd Beeton]:Umm, does anyone really think right now that John McCain has a freakin chance?
Update [2008-6-3 22:42:12 by Todd Beeton]:"America, our time is now. The journey will be difficult, the road will be long. I face this challenge with humility...with limitless faith in the capacity of the American poeple..." This is the best speech I have ever seen him give. And it was a speech that was a commitment to progressive policy. I've never seen him be so fearlessly liberal with his rhetoric. That was an incredible speech, very moving. I hope we can all get behind our nominee and the next president of the United States.