DENVER, Colorado (CNN) – Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama is laying out his plan to lead the country into an era of change after what he called eight years of failed policies.
Watch: 'I accept,' says Obama
"I believe that as hard as it will be, the change we need is coming. Because I've seen it. Because I've lived it," Obama will say, according to a copy of his speech released Thursday evening.
"Change happens because the American people demand it - because they rise up and insist on new ideas and new leadership, a new politics for a new time," he will say.
Watch: 'Eight is enough'
At the beginning of his speech, he detailed what he called the failures of the Bush administration.
Watch: Obama: 'We are better'
"America, we are better than these last eight years," he said. "This moment, this election, is our chance to keep, in the 21st century, the American promise alive."
Update: McCain campaign spokesman Tucker Bounds released this statement in response to Sen. Obama's acceptance speech: "Tonight, Americans witnessed a misleading speech that was fundamentally at odds with the meager record of Barack Obama. . . . The fact remains: Barack Obama is still not ready to be President."
WOW–what a speech-it harkens back to that Austrian back in the'30's–he was a great orator too.
Right on, Obama
Right On, OBama
And I accept Obama for president. Whew! Finally a change of presidents we can believe in!
My name is "Voter" and I APPROVE THIS MESSAGE. This election is not about Obama...it's about this country, my family and also my pocket.
I hope he can win, oh, I hope so!!!
YES WE CAN!!!!!
Yes he can dye his hair. LOL
John McCain is soooooo going to lose this election.
American's don't want to live in a world of hate and war and fear that these scumbags that infiltrated our government has created in the past 8 years. This country and the world around it are worse than they've been for 20 years and it is because the greedy rich bastards that have taken control of the Republican party with the easiest "dangling the carrot" trick on record, by convincing their constituents how Christian they are. This is why God needs to be left out of politics; anyone can place their hand on a book, weep at an alter, knowing they'll be all that more right and powerful for it. Thanks to Rove and Chaney and the puppet Bush.
NOW THEY CAN MOVE OVER AND LET REAL PUBLIC SERVANTS TAKE THIS NATION WHERE IT BELONGS IN THE FUTURE!
...and we accept you as our president.
I'm John McCain, and I approved this message.
Speech warmed up in the last 2 minutes, but it lacked energy, originality or anything compelling. Easily the weakest of the major speeches given.
Someone give this guy the change he keeps talking about...like 50 cents so he can get on a bus and go away...
Details? He is still O-blah-blah-blahing.......
OBAMA WILL WIN!!! I AM HOPING, PRAYING, PRAYING HARDER, AND VOTING IN NOV (for the FIRST time ever!!!- and even made my family register to vote in London, UK)
OBAMA/ BIDEN 2008!!!!!!
OBAMA/ BIDEN 2008!!!!!
OBAMA/ BIDEN 2008!!!
What an amazing speech - took it right at McCain for the ridiculous foreign policy claim, and, I think, imparted a structural change onto the dynamic of this election campaign. It's going to be very, very, VERY difficult for McCain to argue that he's better-qualified to handle foreign policy, after this speech.
Obama/Biden 08 and 12
YES WE CAN!!!!
I'm glad I'm not the only one who noticed the dye job. He can do anything–even take the gray out of his hair.
His speech was boring and all about ego!
Great speech, too bad someone can say so much but really in the end say nothing at all. Pure rhetoric, no policy, no plans. Hillary 12
Our next president of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
wow... just.. wow
USA, I apologize for voting for Bush.
I will do a community service by voting for Obama this time.