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Democratic Convention Speeches

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Convention Speeches

Below is text and video from the major speakers at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Aug. 25 - 28.


  • Michelle Obama: VIDEO | TEXT

  • "And in the end, after all that's happened these past 19 months, the Barack Obama I know today is the same man I fell in love with 19 years ago."

  • Sen. Ted Kennedy: VIDEO | TEXT

  • "Yes, we are all Americans. This is what we do. We reach the moon. We scale the heights. I know it. I've seen it. I've lived it. And we can do it again."

  • Caroline Kennedy: VIDEO | TEXT

  • "I'd never had someone inspire me the way people tell me my father inspired them, but I do now: Barack Obama."

  • Jimmy Carter: VIDEO

  • Barack Obama Appearance: VIDEO


  • Mark Warner: VIDEO | TEXT

  • "I know we're at the Democratic convention, but if an idea works, it really doesn't matter if it has an 'R' or 'D' next to it."

  • Hillary Clinton: VIDEO | TEXT

  • "Whether you voted for me, or voted for Barack, the time is now to unite as a single party with a single purpose."


  • Bill Clinton: VIDEO | TEXT

  • "With Joe Biden's experience and wisdom, supporting Barack Obama's proven understanding, insight, and good instincts, America will have the national security leadership we need."

  • Sen. John Kerry: VIDEO | TEXT

  • "Time and again, Barack Obama has seen farther, thought harder, and listened better. And time and again, Barack Obama has been proven right."

  • Sen. Joe Biden: VIDEO | TEXT

  • "The American people are ready. I'm ready. Barack Obama is ready. This is his time. This is our time. This is America's time."


  • Al Gore: VIDEO | TEXT

  • "I believe this election is close today mainly because the forces of the status quo are desperately afraid of the change Barack Obama represents."

  • Barack Obama: VIDEO | TEXT

  • "The Bush-McCain foreign policy has squandered the legacy that generations of Americans -- Democrats and Republicans -- have built, and we are here to restore that legacy."