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Krauts Tout Obama

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama finally gave his highly-anticipated speech in Berlin this afternoon and he totally blew it. Just take a look at some of the controversial themes of his "A World that Stands as One" speech: tearing down walls that divide us, trusting each other, coming together to save the planet, how great it would be if we lived in a world without nuclear weapons, dream of freedom = positive, and genocide is not good.

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Just kidding. Those actually aren't controversial themes at all. Just platitudinous, and very well delivered. Kinda like every other Obama speech you've ever seen, but with lots more over-excited Germans in the audience (estimated crowd: 100,000). You can see from the clip above that while his appearance wasn't quite Hasselhoff on the Berlin Wall, it was still very well received.

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