UVU Review cordially invites readers to examine yet another article of Obama rhetoric. Sen. Barack Obama accepted his party’s nomination Aug. 28 — the final night of the Democratic National Convention.
Enthralling, inspiring, idealistic, and articulate — although the articulateness is to be expected from a politician — his acceptance speech was more than enough to sway any fence-sitting Democrats still healing from Hillary withdrawal.
“We need a president who can face the threats of the future, not keep grasping at the ideas of the past,” Obama said as he referred to John McCain’s incessant support of Bush.
That, along with equally inspiring material that Obama has made a name for himself using, proved to do just that, inspire. Since the beginning of the election speculation by news organizations and politicians have pegged Obama as a motivating orator. To hear Obama say things like, “History teaches us, that at defining moments like this one, the change we need doesn’t come from Washington. Change comes to Washington,” moves listeners, and even persuades American hopefuls to believe his campaign slogan, “Yes we can.”
In what may become a new slogan, Obama told the crowd in Denver, “We are here because we love this country too much to let the next four years look just like the last eight. On Nov. 4, we must stand up and say: ‘Eight is enough.'”
His acceptance ushered in the same inspiration seen throughout his campaign. He once again rallied for hope in the American heart and proved his plans for radical change are not only drastic, but also plausible, “This moment, this election is our chance to keep, in the 21st century, the American promise alive.”