This may well be considered to be the most significant Speech of Introduction ever delivered.

Since it is a political speech delivered at a national political convention by a junior Senator from the State of Illinois, I’d ask that you set aside any partisan leanings (pro  or con) and simply study the oratory of the moment. The intent of the speech was to formally introduce Barack Obama to both the national democratic party and to the country as a whole. 

Please address the following questions:

1. Share with us whether you think that the speech was successful or not. Tell us why (be specific)

2. What would you consider to be Obama’s strengths as a public speaker?

Barack Obama – “The Speech that made Obama President” [6:12]

The Speech that Made Obama President

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