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This is hilarious.

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Some of Obama’s speches, like the 2002 one on the Iraq war, the 2004 one in the DNC or the one earlier this year in race, are magnificiently written and rich in content.

By contrast, the one he delivered in Virginia on Saturday night is unremarkable, indeed trite in content, but stylistically brilliant. It starts off slowly, almost lamely and slowly builds up to a crescendo. The last five minutes or so should be mandatory viewing for anyone who wishes to learn how to send 25,000 people into crazed rapture. If you had any doubts about Obama’s oratory skills, or wondered what is it about this guy that sends chills up Chris Mathews’ legs or leads Oprah to declare him as ‘the one’, you need to watch the video below.

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