Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — What a difference a decade makes: this past weekend marked the 10-year anniversary of President Obama’s keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention.
One of the biggest visible changes is how Obama’s hair has visibly greyed since his time as a state senator from Illinois in 2004.
Back then, Obama was the 42-year-old Democratic state senator who was in the midst of his first U.S. Senate campaign when John Kerry asked him to speak at the convention.
Obama won wide acclaim for his speech, which many cite as a major turning point in his political career.
As for Kerry, the visible decade difference is less pointed then that of Obama. Though Kerry didn’t end up winning his presidential bid in 2004 (losing to then-President George W. Bush), Obama has since made him the Secretary of State.
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