Obama's acceptance speech

by Stephen Tall on November 5, 2008

If you weren’t up to watch it live at 5am GMT (as the hard-core of LDV readers were), then do take 18 minutes out of your day today to watch President-elect Obama’s acceptance speech, delivered shortly after his stunning election victory over Senator John McCain was confirmed.

The rhetoric is, as ever, dazzlingly revivalist – in many ways I’m an Obama-sceptic, but I defy anyone not to be bestirred by his words. Note, too, the perfect poise of this guy; the immense calm, stillness and assurance he projects. Who knows what kind of President he will make? But it’s hard to imagine a more impressive Presidential candidate.

Part 1

Part 2

The full text is available at the Indy’s website here.

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Listening to Obama is almost hypnotising. I don’t know how he does it, but he has the most incredible drawing power when he speaks.


by Letters From A Tory on November 5, 2008 at 9:58 am. Reply #


by wit and wisdom on November 5, 2008 at 11:13 am. Reply #

Brilliant speech.

by Jennie on November 5, 2008 at 11:13 am. Reply #

I thought McCain showed true class with his speech also.

by Mund on November 5, 2008 at 12:43 pm. Reply #

..er…what about those huddled around laptops?? 😉

by Terry Gilbert on November 5, 2008 at 1:13 pm. Reply #

With you on that LFAT – just watched it in full. It was almost religious.

by simonsez on November 5, 2008 at 3:20 pm. Reply #


by Shirin on November 9, 2008 at 12:10 am. Reply #

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