August 27th, 2008
09:51 PM ET
6 years ago

Crowley: Kerry gives the perfect speech...four years too late

 John Kerry speaks at the DNC.
John Kerry speaks at the DNC.

DENVER (CNN) - John Kerry gave the speech Democrats wish he had given at his own convention four years ago. It was very tough: "how dare they..." suggest who is a patriot and who isn't. The surprise guest: Barack Obama's uncle, a World War II hero.

soundoff (58 Responses)
  1. EDWARD QUEZON

    Speeches by Hillary, Bill, and Kerry are great, hope Obama can do the same or better,then he is a nominee.

    August 28, 2008 12:04 am at 12:04 am |
  2. Dave

    I thought this speech was better than his entire '04 campaign. I guess you give a guy four years to stew on a loss to GW, he's either going to do this or switch his life's focus and go win a Nobel prize or something.

    Maybe that's a good use for Karl Rove after all! Life going nowhere? Need motivation? Come let Uncle Karl drag you through the mud, and in just four short years, you will want to take on the world!

    August 28, 2008 12:39 am at 12:39 am |
  3. Desmond Sequeira

    If it was not for a fear-mongering very nasty republican leadership that preys of the basest aspects of human nature and for very impressionable US citizens, Kerry would be going on to a second term as President this year.

    August 28, 2008 01:11 am at 1:11 am |
  4. typical of people that are hypocrites...

    Kerry and McCain are the same people but different side of the aisle...

    both married a rich heiress... however, i didn't hear the yelling on behalf of the democrats 4 years ago on this...

    August 28, 2008 01:17 am at 1:17 am |
  5. kebs

    Is the best speech

    August 28, 2008 01:17 am at 1:17 am |
  6. god bless america!!!!

    he rocked it!!!!!that was my favorite speech tonight!!!personally i liked more the clinton speech!!!!!
    i loved it!
    god that man is smart!!!!!

    August 28, 2008 01:32 am at 1:32 am |
  7. jackie

    To me the DNC Convention was sad - it was full of "if only's"-- if only – Hillary Clinton had conducted her campaign the way she appeared the other night – she was bright, forceful, appealing and full of strength and common sense – she also softened her personal appearance.... if only – John Kerry had given the same speech 4 years ago – on his own behalf....I was lukewarm in my support for Sen Kerry 4 years ago (until I saw him in person ) it comes down to personal appeal – the Sen Kerry I saw in person was 180 degrees different than on tv - he ran in from center field when his helo was late - did an off the cuff talk and question and answer session - he was forceful, knowledgeable, funny and far more appealing than he comes off on camera... John Kennedy won largely on the basis that the cameras loved him in the debates..........it strikes me as fortunate that there were no cameras around for Washington, Jefferson– or especially Mr Lincoln - HE would never have gotten elected.........

    August 28, 2008 01:55 am at 1:55 am |
  8. Linda

    I had to switch to C-SPAN to see Kerry's entire speech, since CNN cut away. Unbelievable. It's too bad that CNN did that, because Kerry did a GREAT job. He seemed genuinely angry and fired up, which is an emotion he did not sufficiently convey in 2004. You can tell that Kerry really wants Obama to win.
    Bubba's speech was definitely the best of the night, but Kerry was great, too.

    August 28, 2008 02:36 am at 2:36 am |
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