Date: 2008-10-23 08:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Wow, yeah. That got me all teary-eyed. Some of his other speeches I've seen, not so much, but that had it going on. Also check out these photos, if you haven't seen them already. (There's several pages.)

Date: 2008-10-24 12:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
He seems to be building up steam? I'm not sure if it's because he's just getting more practice and figuring out what rhetoric works, or if having built up support makes him more confident delivering a message he's good at... but it's pretty cool. Now he'd just better win.

Date: 2008-10-24 03:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I dunno. This seems to me mostly just to be a rearrangement of his famous 2004 DNC speech. It's a good speech, don't get me wrong. But nothing new or revelatory.

Date: 2008-10-24 04:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Perhaps the latter, then :) I find it fascinating that how much I'm moved by his speeches has less to do with what he's saying and more to do with the crowd response... says something about human nature I think.

Date: 2008-10-24 07:38 am (UTC)
ext_65558: The one true path (Saint Obama)
From: [identity profile]
Obama did really well in that clip, especially in that last crescendo. He knew exactly what to emphasize, how to throw in references to Virginia politicians for the crowd, and how to modulate his speed, volume, and tone. He sounded educated without sounding highfalutin. Not all his speeches are equal, but his ability to deliver the goods when it matters has probably been the single biggest reason he's made it this far.

Date: 2008-10-23 11:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The sad thing is that no matter how good he is, it's hard to change a person's political leanings. So he's not going to convert any committed Republicans. BUT if he can get the undecided/less decided people on his side, hooray!

Date: 2008-10-24 02:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Isn't Colin Powell a republican? He just publicly supported Obama.

That speech made me teary eyed too. I've only really seen him in debates, he is so enigmatic when just delivering his own material as opposed to answering questions or defending his position.

Date: 2008-10-24 02:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I love how the crowd is so not used to doing the USA! USA! chant. ;)

Date: 2008-10-24 03:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I thought Obama looked rather put off by the USA! USA! chant.

Date: 2008-10-27 12:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That's when you cross the line from "patriosm" to "blind patriotism" and many recognized it, I guess :)


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