The James Clyburn 2012 DNC speech spotlighted President Barack Obama as the only individual capable of leading the American people out of its current darkness and into a prosperous and bright future. From unaffordable and inaccessible health care to increasing unemployment rates and unacceptable levels of poverty, Clyburn pins Obama as the only candidate who is truly dedicated to making a difference in the lives of American citizens and tackling these issues.
The James Clyburn 2012 DNC speech is based on a metaphor about lighting candles for the future. Clyburn insists that Obama is the only individual consistently lighting candles for a better and brighter future for the nation. He encourages his audience to consider the efforts put forward by Obama over the last four years, and his undeniable dedication to persevere and fight for the country.