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News :: DNC
Kerry Accepts the Nomination...Zzzz
30 Jul 2004
It's Official, John and John are the 2004 Dem. Ticket
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BOSTON: July 29, 2004---After three days of supportive speeches by notables like Bill and Hillary Clinton, rising Democratic star Barack Obama of Illinois, former competitors Dennis Kucinich and Howard Dean, wife, Teresa Heinz , and running mate John Edwards, John Kerry accepted the nomination by his party to be the 2004 Democratic candidate for President.

While it has been essentially a done deal since the Iowa primaries that Kerry was going to be the one chosen to fight to take the power out of the hands of the Bush Administration, the Democrats still went through the motions of inviting over 4000 delegates to convene in Boston for four days to officially nominate the Massachussetts Senator.

“I’m John Kerry, and I’m reporting for duty”, he said, after wading through the crowd of delegates to reach the podium tonight.

In the 40-minute speech that followed, the nominee covered every base. From describing the lessons on freedom he learned as a military son growing up in Berlin, to the importance of families, to improved foreign policy, to social services, to health care, to jobs, to education, Kerry covered all the bases.

Security was extremely tight for Kerry’s appearance on stage. No one who left the Fleet Center for at least an hour before the speech was allowed back in, and in some cases, people were not even allowed to go up or down a level within the building.

Floor passes, the most coveted credentials, also ceased to be issued for at least an hour before the speech. The entire area was so full that even delegates had trouble finding seats.

Although the crowd was enthusiastic, Kerry’s much-anticipated and lengthy speech did not have the same emotional impact that several of the others in previous days, including Teresa Heinz Kerry’s speech.

John Edwards and his wife Elizabeth Edwards delivered speeches on Wednesday night.

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Re: Kerry Accepts the Nomination...Zzzz
30 Jul 2004
Credit for the excellent photo of John Edwards is due to Anisha Kumra, Publisher
Re: Kerry Accepts the Nomination...Zzzz
30 Jul 2004
If anyone was lucky enough to catch Al Sharpton's speech, it was fabulous, magnificant! See if you can find it online if you didn't get to see it. It was definitely the highlight of the entire convention, a bright sparkle of hope, intensity, motivation and he had the whole damn house on it's feet!!!! GO AL THA MAN!! He should have been the nominee all along! I'm so proud that he canned the prepared speech the Dems gave him, cuz he's the only one who gave a spot of energy to the event!