Sometimes the most important speech at the convention isn’t delivered by the nominee.

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Lessons from the 2004 Democratic Convention: Obama's Speech

Producer: Matthew Spolar
Editor: Brian Kamerzel
Associate Producer: Victor Couto
In 2004, a state senator from Illinois turned the convention stage into a launch pad. Barack Obama’s speech that night would transform the arc of American politics and catapult him to the White House just four years later. This series was produced by Matt Spolar, in partnership with Politico.
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