Pitch perfect and thrilling. Stirred patriotic feelings continually. The kind of speech I would enjoy hearing from a democrat, republican, libertarian, whig, etc., etc. And I think if people are honest (i.e., they set aside knee-jerk political party love) , everyone would agree. I'm through giving any credit to the 2008 Republican platform. Unless you're a millionaire or megacorporation looking to retain you're preferred tax treatment and/or subsidies and/or handouts, there's nothing, NOTHING, to recommend in the Republican ticket. I love Obama. He's the politician I've been waiting for all my life. He's like my favorite "movie politicians" (e.g., Jeff Bridges in The Contender) only he's real. The "he's muslim" crap and all the other b.s. people like to proffer as evidence against him is laughable. He won't be swift-boated Karl. So I wouldn't even bother trying. Just lay down and take it. Bring on the first Tuesday in November. Bring on the resurgence of a great nation.