Tuesday, February 05, 2008

a lesson in speech giving

Whatever your political views are, there is no denying that Barack Obama is inspiring. His speeches remind me of the famous speeches that I grew up reading about in History class. His speeches have the ring of past presidents like Jefferson, Lincoln, and JFK. But they have the power of some of the speeches of MLK.

If you are over 40 years old, it is likely that you are not that excited about Barack Obama. But if you are under the age of 40, chances are that his speeches give you goose bumps.

YouTube has one of his speeches put to music. It's telling that his speech can be put into lyrics so easily. The cadence and rhythm of his delivery make his speeches almost song-like in their appeal to the ear.

Check it out here.


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