August 28th, 2008
09:46 PM ET
15 years ago

Gergen: The Obama speech arrives

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Sen. Barack Obama waves to a sea of supporters Thursday."]
An advance copy of the Obama speech has just been distributed. Because of the embargo, I won't go into content for the moment - but know that it is long and is much meatier than most acceptance addresses. Word count estimate: about 4500 words. Will look forward to hearing listener comments as we go.

soundoff (81 Responses)
  1. Seanm

    Tonight made me so proud to be a Democrat. He laid out perfectly why I believe in the Democratic platform.

    -Tax credits for college
    -Expanded GI Bill
    -Fully funding the VA
    -Keeping jobs in America
    -Taking the battle to know, the country that houses the terrorists who actually attacked us
    -Energy independence

    Nice job Obama!

    August 28, 2008 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  2. Rachel Wheeler

    Wow! I can't imagine much more to say to describe his speech.

    I was very impressed. I now believe without a doubt who I will vote for.

    August 28, 2008 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  3. white 49 yr old woman for Obama

    Absolutely the most powerful political speech ever! God bless you Barack Obama! I can hardly wait till November 4th to cast my vote with pride and honor to elect you the next president of the United States! Amazing convention, amazing speehes, but most of all the most amazing candidate. Obama touched on everything and everyone. I am proud to be a supporter of Obama! Let's go on now and lets not stop until we reach the steps of the white house!

    August 28, 2008 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  4. Ben Newhouse

    On a very personal level, Barack Obama reaching the White House would make me extremely proud to be an American.

    It would wipe clear a bad taste from my mouth. A bad taste that arrived with "Shock and Awe", and American's torturing Iraqis in Sadam's prison, and the Vice President's Office outting a CIA agent for political gain, and a government looking the other way while New Orleans drowned.

    I grew up believing that America truly was the best country on earth. And while we had issues and disagreements...we were ideologically correct and a beacon of hope for the world. I never questioned that during President Reagan, Bush I, or Clinton.

    George W Bush made me question that belief...

    President Barack Obama will restore that belief, and November 4 can't come soon enough.

    August 28, 2008 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm |
  5. JFK

    I was very skeptical up to this point of Obama. I am and always will be a Hillary supporter but all I can say is WOW! FANTASTIC SPEECH! WE WITNESSED ONE OF THE GREAT SPEECHES OF ALL TIME!

    August 28, 2008 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm |
  6. Tennessee

    Is the Whitehouse big enough to hold Obama's ego? I have never been their but imagine it may need to have another wing added.

    August 28, 2008 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
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