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Obama's Speech Electrifies

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By Ben Cohen

Barack Obama's speech at the Democratic Convention was an absolute stunner. It was powerful, emotional, detailed, and incredibly inspiring. Daily Banter Editor Ari Rutenberg is going to do a more thorough analysis of the speech, but I thought I'd post an excerpt of Andrew Sullivan's take on it as he sums it up perfectly:

What he didn't do was give an airy, abstract, dreamy confection of
rhetoric. The McCain campaign set Obama up as a celebrity airhead, a
Paris Hilton of wealth and elitism. And he let them portray him that
way, and let them over-reach, and let them punch him again and again
... and then he turned around and destroyed them. If the Rove
Republicans thought they were playing with a patsy, they just got a
reality check.

Watch the speech below: