Speculative Speechwriting: What If Obama Delivered His Nomination Acceptance Speech on May 22, Talk Like Yoda Day?

Gathered did a group of men in a hall like this one many years ago. And with simple words like these, launched did they America's improbable experiment in democracy, yessss. Farmers and scholars, they were; statesmen and patriots! Traveled across an ocean they did, to escape tyranny and prosecution and finally make real their declaration of independence. Put on paper, they did, the beginnings of the American Dream.

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Sean Cronin