9:50 -- Says, "I've got news for you John McCain: we all put our country first."
9:53 -- Says if you don't have fresh ideas, then you use stale tactics You make a big election about small things. It's worked before because it feeds into cynicism. Says, "I don't fit the typical pedigree for this office, but I stand before you because something is stirring in this country. The election is not about me. It is about you." This is where Obama usually starts to take off in his speeches. It's the kind of oratory for which he has become famous.
9:55 -- American promise, American spirit keeps others coming to our shores. "That better place around the bend." It is that promise that brought people to the March on Washington 45 years ago. Channeling King: "We cannot walk alone. We cannot turn back. Not with so much work to be done." "We must pledge once more to march into the future and hold firmly to the hope that we profess."
9:57 -- That's it. Vintage Obama. Glad to see him take aim at McCain and surprised to hear the speech end with the playing of Brooks' & Dunn's Only in America.