Obama’s Knox Speech Still Inspires

From: Huffington Post

It is surprisingly difficult to write speeches for President Barack Obama, one of the most gifted orators in recent political history… In his first interview since helping write the president’s second inaugural address, Jon Favreau, director of speechwriting for the White House… gathered a dozen or so of Obama’s best addresses -– “a binder full of speeches” –- and mined them for inspiration, memorable turns of phrase and compelling themes.

At the top of the list was the commencement speech Obama delivered at Knox College as a senator in 2005, when he spoke generally about the need for collective action in a global society. “We always go back” to that speech, Favreau said. Read more…