What were the claim and purpose of the keynote address to the 2004 Democratic National Convention by Barack Obama?

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In 2004, Barack Obama was only a Senator from Illinois who supported John Kerry and John Edwards on the Democratic Ticket for President. His purpose in the speech was to rally his fellow Democrats behind Kerry and Edwards to support their campaign for president and vice-president: "rise up in November, and John Kerry will be sworn in as president. And John Edwards will be sworn in as vice president."

His main claim was that Americans should stand united. He reiterates this idea in several ways, first pointing out that "There are patriots who...

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