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From Obama's nomination acceptance speech:

"But I stand before you tonight because all across America something is stirring. What the naysayers don't understand is that this election has never been about me. It's about you."

And this is just wow:
 
"America, we cannot turn back. Not with so much work to be done. Not with so many children to educate, and so many veterans to care for. Not with an economy to fix and cities to rebuild and farms to save. Not with so many families to protect and so many lives to mend. America, we cannot turn back. We cannot walk alone. At this moment, in this election, we must pledge once more to march into the future. Let us keep that promise -- that American promise -- and in the words of Scripture hold firmly, without wavering, to the hope that we confess."
 
*tears*  This election is making me uncharacteristically emotional.
 
For some reason I couldn't get the actual video to embed correctly into my LJ (ugh!!!) so below are links to CNN's video of Obama's speech. He spoke for about 45 minutes...apparently so long that CNN.com had to break it up into two parts.

part one
 and part two.
 
You can also read the full text of his remarks here at CNN.com.

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segsig
Aug. 30th, 2008 01:36 pm (UTC)
I actually went to watch at a bar party. It was such an eclectic group, very interesting (I live in an EXTREMELY repug county).

My husband the repug (and it's only one of many reasons to hate his breathing guts) thinks the choice of Palin is McCain giving up, quitting, throwing in the towel...pretty upset!
13_pines
Aug. 30th, 2008 08:58 pm (UTC)
I find your husband's thoughts on Palin really interesting. It seems like people's opinions of her are all over the place right now. I live in a heavily republican area and I'm hearing a lot of different stuff...

One of the women I work with is very socially conservative (although she and I still manage to be good friends) and she was practically hanging from the rafters she was so excited. But, I think the excitement was mostly due to the fact that Palin is pro-life (or anti-choice, whichever term you prefer) and that's pretty much my friend's only criteria for supporting a candidate.

Most of my family members are republican as well, so I called my dad after the announcement was made. He was not very impressed by the pick and he seemed to think that it was an attempt by McCain to draw some disgruntled Hillary voters. I can see some truth in that, but Hillary's supporters aren't stupid...once they realize that Palin's platform is pretty much the opposite of Hillary's I doubt they'll vote for a McCain-Palin ticket even if Palin is a woman.

I don't think we'll know if she's a good pick for McCain until after the RNC is over and the real campaign kicks into high gear.
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