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Wednesday, July 28, 2004
Obama: America will 'reclaim its promise'
"Instead of offering tax breaks to companies shipping jobs overseas, he'll offer them to companies creating jobs here at home. John Kerry believes in an America where all Americans can afford the same health care coverage our politicians in Washington have for themselves. John Kerry believes in energy independence, so we aren't held hostage to the profits of oil companies or the sabotage of foreign oil fields.
Obama, the son of a black immigrant father and a white mother from Kansas, is considered one of the party's rising stars.
He described himself as part of the "larger American story" that began when the Declaration of Independence stated that every man is created equal. (Women, minorities faithful to Democrats)
Obama also said Kerry would never send young men and women into harm's way "without enough troops to win the war, secure the peace and earn the respect of the world."
"We have real enemies in the world. These enemies must be found. They must be pursued and they must be defeated. John Kerry knows this," Obama said.
"Just as Lieutenant Kerry did not hesitate to risk his life to protect the men who served with him in Vietnam, President Kerry will not hesitate one moment to use our military might to keep America safe and secure." (Obama looks to own past in convention speech)
Candidate's wife says he will fight for America
Teresa Heinz Kerry called her husband a "fighter" who would ensure the nation's security, protect the environment and help create jobs.
"The Americans John and I have met in the course of this campaign all want America to provide hopeful leadership again," she said, adding that they also wanted the country returned to its moral bearings. A moral nation that rejects thoughtless and greedy choices in favor of thoughtful and generous actions; a moral nation that leads through the power of its ideas and the power of its example," she said.
She said Kerry would lead the nation by "showing the face, not of our fears, but of our hopes." (Teresa Heinz Kerry promotes 'women's voices')
But she said her husband was not afraid to fight for his country.
"John is a fighter. He earned his medals the old-fashioned way, by putting his life on the line for his country," Heinz Kerry said of the Vietnam veteran she married.
Earlier in the evening, Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts revved up delegates, while a newcomer, Illinois state Sen. Barack Obama, wowed the crowd with a keynote speech that is likely to establish his place on the national political scene