By Gary A. Johnson

August 28, 2008 – Denver Colorado

History was made tonight. With a capacity crowd of approximately 85,000 (probably closer to 90,000) people watching and cameras flashing throughout Invesco Field’s football stadium, Barack Obama officially accepted the Democratic presidential nomination “with profound gratitude and great humility.” Obama’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention was seen by more than 38 million people.

Nielsen Media Research said more people watched Barack Obama speak than watched the Olympics opening ceremony in Beijing, the final “American Idol” or the Academy Awards this year.

This was a history making moment. Millions more American citizens watched in house party’s across the country. Public parks and arenas such as Time Square in New York broadcast Obama’s speech live.

I have never seen any political event or any event for that matter like this. With a specific set of goals and objective, Barack Obama shared his plan for change with America. He told America that sacrifices will be needed and that each of us must do our part for these changes to make a difference.

This was a phenomenal political speech in that it was different. This speech had a different tone. It was serious and had more substance. At times Barack Obama looked into the camera and made a connection to every American watching. He also showed a toughness rarely seen before as he directly challenged John McCain by blasting his voting record and his association with George Bush.

On the biggest night of his political career and on the biggest stage, Barack Obama did not disappoint. This guy is something special and he showed it tonight.

If you missed Barack Obama’s speech you can watch a video of the entire speech courtesy of our partners at MSNBC politics. Click here to watch the speech now.

Gary Johnson is the Founder & Publisher of Black Men In America.com a popular online magazine on the Internet and the Black Men In America.com Blog. Gary is also the author of the new book “25 Things That Really Matter In Life.”

Photos courtesy Win McNamee/Getty Images

One Response to “Unbelievable!”

  1. Mr. Bromont Says:

    It is a proud day in America. I am one of many who are so happy to see Barack Obama that night on the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous speech. He did a great job to me with his acceptance speech. America do some good thinking and the right thing. Vote for Barack Obama and make him our next President of the United States of America. GO OBAMA GO

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