John Deeth Blog: Obama acceptance speech at stadium sets bar a mile high
Excerpted from this post at John Deeth Blog
When the Democrats scheduled the finale of their 2008 national
convention for Aug. 28, it's unlikely anyone anticipated the historic
synchronicity of dates. Sure, Barack Obama had established himself as
a rising star and the orator of his generation, with his 2004
convention speech. But even Obama himself was saying that 2008 might
be a little early for a presidential run. However, "the urgency of
now" took precedence, and the 2008 convention is now Obama's. In a
parallel we'll hear over and over and over again, the first
African-American presidential nominee will give his acceptance speech
on the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream"
speech. Talk about setting expectations high.