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Free 2004 DNC speeches on iTunes

The iTunes Music Store has recently added speeches from day one and day two of the Democratic National Convention: America 2004 held in Boston, Massachusettes. The free download includes speeches by former Vice President Al Gore; former President Bill Clinton; Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton; former President Jimmy Carter; Senator Ted Kennedy; and Ron Reagan, son of former President Ronald Reagan and many more.

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Democrats are a bunch of idiots. Kerry talked about how when to fight, even though he protested against vietnam.

Edit by Jeremy Horwitz, March 2005: iPodlounge has deleted a collection of negative and derogatory comments from “audiogeek” on our site, which we discovered have been posted by a writer for competing publications. As he has trolled and posted obnoxious comments in a number of threads, picking fights with our readers and editors, he has been banned from the site, and we strongly oppose his repeated mischaracterizations of various products and our editorial opinions. This comments thread was affected by his posts, and has therefore been modestly edited. If any of the other comments below do not make sense in the context of these deletions, we apologize.

Posted by M Bargo in Chicago, IL on July 30, 2004 at 11:18 AM (CDT)


I think an anti-Vietnam person is precisely the type we need in the White House now.

However… Let’s not get political here on iPl.  Take it elsewhere.  Here is for iPods!

Posted by Hmm on July 30, 2004 at 11:34 AM (CDT)


Whether the dems are “idiots” or not, this is really cool. It’s fantastic that Apple is using the iTMS to further the public good and public awareness of what’s going on politically. It just shows that the iPod can be used for more than music.

I just hope that they keep it even-handed and post the Republican convention’s stuff too. Otherwise the iTMS would look too partisan…q

Posted by stagmeister on July 30, 2004 at 11:34 AM (CDT)


The Republicans will probably issue their files with some words edited out…

Posted by bob622 on July 30, 2004 at 11:40 AM (CDT)


$10 says liberal Steve isn’t going to post the republican speeches. At which point i’ll never buy another song from itms.

Posted by menelaus22 on July 30, 2004 at 11:54 AM (CDT)


Choose one:

A) ALL wars are good.


If B) then it makes sense to support one war and protest another. Both acts support your country.

Posted by Nagromme on July 30, 2004 at 11:59 AM (CDT)


Really guys, democrat or republican, the fact that we have a choice is the great American system.  The only thing that amazes me is that all the things Kerry proposes to fix Clinton was supposed to have fixed over his 8 years.  Politics… we all have such short memories.

Posted by jpt1 in Fresno on July 30, 2004 at 12:03 PM (CDT)


Yeah, It will be so friggin lame if they dont put up the Republican Convention stuff. If they don’t make them available for free, then I don’t want to hear another word about “furthering the public good and awareness”. With the lack of the future rep. convention speechs, thier “generosity” would boil down to nothing but unfair partisan politics .

Posted by utsava on July 30, 2004 at 12:03 PM (CDT)


Well yes, but the republican convention hasn’t happened yet - so we will just have to wait and see what Apple does. I think they’ll put it up, it would be bad business if they didn’t, after putting up the dems; a lot of republicans might boycott the iTMS just because they disagree…

Posted by stagmeister on July 30, 2004 at 12:12 PM (CDT)


These recordings are provided by and have nothing to do with Apple. The politics of Steve Jobs are irrelevant to this discussion.

Posted by Ward on July 30, 2004 at 12:49 PM (CDT)


“$10 says liberal Steve isn’t going to post the republican speeches. At which point i’ll never buy another song from itms”

Is that $10 for each of us?  Because if so, I’d like to take you up on that.  You’ll be buying me lunch at Corner Bakery!

Posted by dfd on July 30, 2004 at 12:53 PM (CDT)


“These recordings are provided by and have nothing to do with Apple. The politics of Steve Jobs are irrelevant to this discussion.”

P.S.—Ward is right.  The recording mentions specifically that it is brought to you by Audible.  One Ham on Pretzel Bread, please.

Posted by dfd on July 30, 2004 at 12:54 PM (CDT)


Kerry served in the war, which gives him more than enough reason to protest it. But either way, who cares?

I think these free speeches are a great idea. I can imagine what the bandwith is like.


Posted by narco on July 30, 2004 at 1:09 PM (CDT)


Audible is the content provider of these speeches, not Apple. If Audible makes the speeches available for free on their site, they’ll be on the iTMS for free also.

Posted by B on July 30, 2004 at 1:14 PM (CDT)


hopefully they will also make the debates available too! And when they post kerry’s speech, I hope they don’t play the DNC cordinator swearing to have the ballons come down… hehehe

Posted by jwm on July 30, 2004 at 1:21 PM (CDT)


Although I think iTMS will also make the republican convention speeches available free, it isn’t strictly true that anything makes available for free shows up on iTMS for free.  Sometimes iTMS will charge, sometimes it isn’t carried at all.  Case of the former is the Clinton keynote at BookExpo.

It’s a pretty good bet that audible will put up the debates (e.g. they already have the Nader vs Dean debate). 

Just to be really precise, the content provider is actually CSPAN which Audible distributes (and Apple gets from Audible) 

Posted by fossicker on July 30, 2004 at 2:29 PM (CDT)


“10 says liberal Steve isn’t going to post the republican speeches. At which point i’ll never buy another song from itms”

So let me see if I get this right, Republicans. Steve Jobs is posting the Democratic Convention speeches and probably won’t post the Republican ones. Wait, aren’t the Republicans giving tax cuts to the large corperations, including Apple, which could benefit the middle class much better? Wouldn’t the Democrats raise taxes on big companies? Maybe my logic is off, but I think I’m on the right track here.

Posted by Sam on July 30, 2004 at 3:08 PM (CDT)


Sure, republicans help out big businesses by cutting corporate tax. This usually creates more jobs and stimulates the economy anyhow.

however, there’s a couple companies that choose to ignore economics 101 and vote liberal all the time. Apple and Costco are two examples.

No big deal though. I enjoy bipartisan politics. However, i’d be sincerely fumed if apples/audible/cspan or whoever only provided one side of the party.. be it dem or rep.

Posted by menelaus22 on July 30, 2004 at 3:23 PM (CDT)



You people have to make it a “sides” issue.

The FCC states that if a media content provider is going to air/distribute political content, it must, MUST provide equal time to all represented parties when dealing with election material.

So, you repubs out there, you’ll get to download all your favorite bush/colin powell/cheney/etc oneliners here in a month or so just like we can with the democratic stuff now.

I’ve got vehemently angry repub friends this last week who are fuming that bush hasn’t gotten any press in the last 7 days.  This is completely forgetting that Bush has politely decided to keep his campaign quiet this last week, and will get to do all of this himself when the RNC rolls out in August.

Posted by ajservo on July 30, 2004 at 3:57 PM (CDT)


I think this is great that they are posting these speeches unedited, so long as they do it for the republican convention also. I watched the Kerry speech and a few of the other ones, time allowing. I plan to watch/listen to the republican convention also. I think the great thing about the free unedited downloads is it allows us to listen to them even if our schedules don’t exactly sync with the republicans, democrats, or network schedules. As a video editor I think people need to see/hear as much of the raw/unedited speeches before they attempt to make a decision on who to vote for. It is amazing how many people could make comments on alot of the things Kerry said yet it was obvious that they had not actually listened to the speech. The same thing will happen come time for the republican convention also. I am just as guilty of this in the past just because it was not easily accesable to get the unedited speeches before. I really hope more people start listening to these things and coming to their own conclusions using their brains rather than jumping to their gang….I mean party lines.

Posted by BigFil on July 30, 2004 at 6:12 PM (CDT)

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