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Making Speech History

Friday, August 29, 2008

Barack Obama has drawn comparisons to politicians of every stripe – from John F. Kennedy to Ronald Reagan. We look at last night’s acceptance speech and ask former Clinton speechwriter Ted Widmer whether Sen. Obama was channeling any politicians from the past. Ted Widmer is now the Director of the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University and a Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation.

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Ted Widmer

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Comments [2]

MABELLE SMITH from VA. 22209

IT IS THE MAN WHO MAKES THE TITLE
TODAY, IT IS BARACK OBAMA WHO HAS THE TITLE.
IT IS THE PARTY RUN BY SUCH MAN WHICH SUCCEEDS
DREAMS OF WELFARE FOR ALL CITIZENS...
FOR THE GREAT UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
AT THIS POINT: FOR ALL CITIZENS OF THE WORLD!
THOUGHT IS GREAT ENERGY WHICH CREATES!
EVERYTHING AROUND US STARTED BY A THOUGHT, INCLUDING CREATION ITSELF...
PEACE IS TO BE | THOOOUGHT | WANT | VIBRATE| WORK | CREATE | ACT A GOOOD WORLD TO LIVE IN!
Please, Kindly Read: World Recovery THE WORLD
VERTICAL TEAM 5 PRIORITIES For Peace And In The
Making Of A Goood To Live In! For Action Today!
WAR IS INVOLUTION!
THE 6TH COMMANDMENT IS: THOU SHALT NOT KILL!
SO, WHICH IS THE LAW THAT AUTHORIZES WAR?
PEACE IS VICTORY!
LET'S ACT PEACE!... AND IT ARRIVES WITH
BARACK OBAMA, THE MAN OF PEACE.
THANK-YOU LORD FOR HAVING GRANT US BARACK OBAMA
YOUR FAITHFUL SERVANT!
MABELLE
vidalegria@yahoo.ca

Sep. 08 2008 02:25 PM
Bo from Brooklyn - Prospect Heights

On June 16, 1858, more than 1,000 Republican delegates met in the Springfield, Illinois, statehouse for the Republican State Convention. At 5 p.m. they chose Abraham Lincoln as their candidate for the U.S. Senate, running against Democrat Stephen A. Douglas. At 8 p.m. Lincoln delivered this address to his Republican colleagues in the Hall of Representatives. The title comes from a sentence in the speech's introduction, "A house divided against itself cannot stand," which paraphrases a statement by Jesus in the New Testament.

Aug. 29 2008 12:25 PM

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