Sunday, November 09, 2008

Top Ten Best Speeches by Barack Obama

Barack Obama's meteoric rise was powered in part by his ability to write and deliver speeches that are both exciting and substantive, inspirational and instructive. They are key to understanding who he is and how he got to this point. Here are transcripts and audio of the ten most important ones (in my view), from when he was a state Senator in Illinois to U.S. Senator to President-elect:

2002 Speech Against Invading Iraq

2004 Keynote Address at the Democratic National Convention

2007 Speech at the Jefferson Jackson Dinner

2008 Iowa Caucus Victory Speech

2008 New Hampshire Concession Speech

2008 "A More Perfect Union" Speech on Race Relations

2008 Nomination Victory Speech

2008 Speech in Berlin

2008 Acceptance Speech at the Democratic National Convention

2008 General Election Victory Speech

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