The Power of Words, Just Words – Barack Obama Speech Extract
May 28, 2015
The Power of Words – an example
This extract from Barack Obama’s Feb 2008 speech shows how powerful words can make powerful messages.
This was in response to criticism Obama received about being ‘all words.’ See how Obama harnesses the power of words to make his point:
Don’t tell me words don’t matter.
I have a dream – Just words?
We hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal – Just words?
We have nothing to fear but fear itself – Just words? Just speeches?
It’s true that speeches don’t solve all problems.
But what is also true is that if we can’t inspire our country to believe again, then it doesn’t matter how many policies and plans we have, and that is why I’m running for president of the United States of America.
And that’s why we just won 8 elections straight because the American people want to believe in change again.
Don’t tell me words don’t matter!
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