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12 Years Later: Obama's DNC Speeches Then and Now

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From left, Barack Obama speaks at the Democratic National Convention in 2004 and at the DNC in 2016.
From left, Barack Obama speaks at the Democratic National Convention in 2004 and at the DNC in 2016.AP; Getty Images

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Barack Obama entered the national spotlight with his rousing 2004 speech at the Democratic National Convention, so it seems fitting that he appears at the DNC once again--12 years to the day after he gave the keynote address as a Senate candidate from Illinois--as he attempts to pass the political baton to Hillary Clinton.

In 2004, Obama received a standing ovation when he said, “I say to them tonight, there’s not a liberal America and a conservative America — there’s the United States of America.”

VIDEO: Obama delivers keynote at 2004 DNC

PHOTOS: Obama Takes the Stage and More Scenes From Convention Day 3

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