Barack Obama begins his 2008 victory speech by arguing that the outcome of the elections is proof that the American Dream survives and US democracy is still powerful.

The speaker mentions talking to his opponent, Senator McCain. He congratulates McCain for his campaign and claims that he is looking forward to working with the Senator in the future.

Obama continues by thanking his running mate, Joe Biden. He also thanks his wife and daughters, the rest of his family, and his electoral campaign staff. Finally, he argues that, above all, his victory belongs to the American people.

The speaker presents himself as an unlikely candidate whose campaign grew thanks to the support of ordinary American people. He talks about the challenges of his term: the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, global warming a...

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