In every round, my opponent and I will post a speech made by a historical figure in every round, either by video or text. The voters will decide who posted the best speeches.Also to be noted, all foreign speeches require English subtitles to be fair.
I will start with a well known speech. My first pick is President Barack Obama's Iowa caucus speech when he was first running for the Democratic presidential nomination. Obama mixed up some Latin or oratorical devices with the Anglo-Saxon umph(two or three syllable words being stressed). It is one of his most famous speeches.
Interesting choice. My second choice will be Pat Buchanan's 1992 "Culture War" speech at the Republican National Convention. Buchanan had ran in the primary against George Bush and lost. But the speech by Buchanan at the RNC was emotional, captivating, and the best speech of the convention that year. I would say it is one of the best convention speeches in the last half century. There are too many high quality memorable lines to choose from in the speech. For example, "When Bill Clinton's time came in Vietnam, he sat up in a dormitory room in Oxford, England, and figured out how to dodge the draft."
The Roman Senate was considered a place where oratory flourished. The one of the most notable senators was Marcus Tulius Cicero. Marcus Tulius Cicero is considered one of the greatest orators of all time. Most notably, Cicero's vicious criticism of Catliline. Catiline's coup was exposed as a result of this speech.
Roman oratory is always good. Unfourtunetly, thats one of the only speeches of the senate in video format. My next speech is the "extremism in defence of liberty speech" by Barry Goldwater. Its a real call to arms speech that roused up the delagates. The one problem is the excess clapping inturupts the speech!
Well I was going to do Hitler as well. Dosnt everyone? So ill give you another speech. Hubert Humphrey 1948 dnc. In the speech he speeks in favor of civil rights to a divided party. During the speech, he even sweat on his paper!