The language in Barack Obama’s nomination acceptance speech was shockingly banal, says Michael Long, director of the White House Writers Group.
Last night, Sen. Barack Obama delivered a historic nomination acceptance speech to an estimated crowd of 84,000 Democratic National Convention attendees packed into Denver’s Invesco Field. But did his presentation make the mark of a great presidential speech?
I give him an A on delivery and a C on content. Here’s why.
Nearly every speech by anyone is too long; political speeches, more so. Few but true believers and political junkies sat through this near hour-long speech. Obama fell into the talk-talk-talk tradition and trap that every politician, executive and Toastmaster member falls into, too. (Every nominee, every year does. Next week, so will Sen. John McCain.)