Obama's always been an excellent speaker. No wonder his acceptance speech was so thoughtful. Check out the full text from the Chicago Tribune.
Some of my favorite moments:
"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."
"I was never the likeliest candidate for this office. We didn't start with much money or many endorsements. Our campaign was not hatched in the halls of Washington -- it began in the backyards of Des Moines and the living rooms of Concord and the front porches of Charleston.
It was built by working men and women who dug into what little savings they had to give five dollars and ten dollars and twenty dollars to this cause. It grew strength from the young people who rejected the myth of their generation's apathy; who left their homes and their families for jobs that offered little pay and less sleep; from the not-so-young people who braved the bitter cold and scorching heat to knock on the doors of perfect strangers; from the millions of Americans who volunteered, and organized, and proved that more than two centuries later, a government of the people, by the people and for the people has not perished from this Earth. This is your victory."
I especially love the "rejected the myth of their generation's apathy." What a nice thing to hear!