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Friday, December 01, 2006

Political Forecast: 2008: My thoughts on Vilsack's announcement speech

Excerpted from this post at Political Forecast

You can watch Tom Vilsack talk about the speech itself here on his campaign videoblog. And you can read the full text of his remarks here - and I'm sure there will be some kind of video coverage of the speech on the campaign blog soon. The Register already has some video of the speech here. Anyway, to my thoughts on the speech. In the 20 minute or so speech, it was interrupted by applause and chants at least 13 times, from my count. I think that pretty much says that the introductory location was a good choice with lots of loud and enthusiastic supporters. The message itself a strong and positive one that coincided with the theme of the announcement tour: the American people need a leader with the courage to embrace change and be challenged to do so, and Tom Vilsack is that man.

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