Essay on Barack Obama 's Speech At The Democratic Nation Convention

1525 Words Oct 31st, 2016 7 Pages
In 2004, then-Senator Barack Obama gave the Keynote Address at the Democratic Nation Convention, bringing him major attention (Burns). He ran for President in the 2008 election, winning the Democratic nomination and went on to win the Presidential election. In his acceptance speech at the 2008 DNC, Obama spoke of his vision for America’s future, speaking of the policies he intended to implement as President. He inspired confidence in bringing change to the current state of the country. Obama’s historic DNC speech is a great example of good rhetoric, well-organized writing that uses various artistic proofs, along with effective verbal and nonverbal behaviors that influence the audience favorably.
History was made on August 28, 2008, as Obama became the first African American candidate to lead a major party ticket. ("Obama makes history as Democratic nominee"). It was the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. 's "I Have a Dream" speech. This milestone seemed like the embodiment of the dream King had years ago, making the occasion even more historic. Senator Obama spoke after winning the nomination, thanking his supporters and addressing the American people. He used deliberate rhetoric, rhetoric intended to argue what should be done in the future, by speaking of bringing crucial change to the current workings of the government (Alberts, et al. 330). The speech also consisted of forensic rhetoric, rhetoric which addressed the past and set the objective of bringing about…

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