Check out a post I made on July 27, 2004:
This guy, Barack Obama, is an awesome speaker. I had never heard of him. I am impressed. I almost wish HE were the candidate now, but he will be a tremendous boost to the Dems if not only in Illinois. Get him on the campaign trail. I’m looking for a streaming video somewhere so I can see that again. But let me tell you this: If he were the Democratic candidate, and the Republicans saw him up there accepting the nomination and speaking like that, they’d be shaking in the their boots, cause he is good. Text of his speech at his Weblog/blog site
I kind ‘a nailed it, didn’t I?