It has been a good national convention for the Democrats, who made history by nominating Sen. Barack Obama for president and closed ranks behind him in convincing fashion.
On Thursday night, Obama put his powerful rhetorical skills on display before a stadium full of cheering Democrats. With passion and an occasional touch of humor, he lamented the failures of the Bush administration, outlined the fundamental concerns of middle-class voters and laid out an agenda for more equitable economic policies. He also spoke with confidence and authority on the need for stronger diplomacy and wiser use of the American military abroad.
It was an impressive speech, echoing the optimistic themes that have won Obama such broad support in the party.
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