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Obama’s Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speech (28 August 2008)locked

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Of all the unlikely stories of the Democratic Party s historically long and expensive 2008 presidential primary contest the ascension of the junior senator from Illinois Barack Obama to the role of party leader and presidential nominee was perhaps the unlikeliest Obama who had only come to the wider public s attention four years earlier delivering the much noted keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston Massachusetts was still a relative newcomer on the national scene His competition included some of the most well known and popular politicians in the United States most especially Hillary Rodham Clinton the former First Lady and the junior U S Senator from New York That Obama could successfully compete against the Clinton political machine Clinton s husband the former president was among her most tireless campaigners had seemed highly doubtful just a few months earlier That Obama should overcome that machine ...

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