Speeches From The Democratic Convention
August 28, 2008 In these prepared remarks provided by the Obama campaign, Barack Obama accepted the Democratic Party's nomination as president "with profound gratitude and great humility." The November election is the party's "chance to keep, in the 21st century, the American promise alive," said Obama.
August 28, 2008 Al Gore said in his convention speech the world is facing a "planetary emergency" — and Obama is the person to help solve it. He said, "We already have everything we need to use the sun, the wind, geothermal power, conservation and efficiency to solve the climate crisis — everything, that is, except a president who inspires us to believe."
August 28, 2008 On the last day of the Democratic convention, Rep. John Lewis introduced a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr., who delivered his "I Have a Dream speech 45 years ago. Lewis, who was at the March on Washington, said that "this dream was too right, too necessary, too noble to ever die."