Obama Speech Analysis

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Burhan Ghney
Obama Victory Speech On November 4th, 2008, Senator Barack Obama had won the presidential election over Senator John McCain. Shortly after the victory, president Obama was giving his victory speech at Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois. In his speech he explains how America is a land of opportunity. He also preaches about hope and unity as a nation. He also reaches out to the entire American population, saying that change needs to come to America. His objective is to make everyone realize that now is the time for America to change. In order for that to happen, everyone needs to put their differences aside and work together for that change to occur. To start off, “change” is what fueled Obama’s campaign. America is in a financial crisis, drowning in debt, and the war in Iraq is not helping at all. Obama believes that the time for a change is now. His strategy for “change” is quite impressive because what better way to convince people of change than to have not only an economic change, but a change of culture and tradition by having an African-American president. It makes the people believe that if the US can have an African-American president, then anything is possible. Obama talks about change a lot in his speech. For example, in this quote midway into his speech, he explain how change is bound to come, “It’s been a long time coming, but tonight, because of what we did on this day, in this election, at this defining moment, change has come to America.” He directly says that because of what the American people have decided, the majority want change to come. And it has already started. Thanks to his idea of “change” Obama is now in the Oval Office. As the president goes on talking about change, He has a message for the American people. His message is that he wants the American people to work together. He wants them to put their differences aside, from race to Political views. During his speech he actually lists everything from political party to

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