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Was Obama’s uplifting speech at the 2004 Democratic Convention fundamentally wrong?
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By Pat Cunningham
April 10, 2013 6:20 p.m.



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Barack Obama first came to national attention when he delivered the keynote address at the Democratic Convention of 2004 (above), a positive oration that emphasized the principles that unite, rather than divide, the American people.

He said:

Now even as we speak, there are those who are preparing to divide us, the spin masters, the negative ad peddlers who embrace the politics of anything goes.

Well, I say to them tonight, there is not a liberal America and a conservative America — there is the United States of America. There is not a Black America and a White America and ...

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