This is a classic American Oratorical exercise. A real speech, not a sound bite oriented micro-speech. One thing that Mr.Obama shares with Mr. Gore, is a tremendous capacity to use oratory and rhetoric the way it is both designed and usually practiced. It is something to see, whether on video like this, or in person. This is something that transcends politics as usual, and transcends party warfare. Good Orators are rare. Those who can pull heartstrings like a classical musician are even rarer.
Please show me a current republican with like oratorical skills – and I will be the first to post the video here!