Live-Tweeting the DNC: Reactions to Barack Obama's Speech

Continuing our coverage of the Twittersphere's response to the Democratic National Convention, we move forward to reactions to Barack Obama's speech. Obama, who took the stage at 10:15 EST, started by thanking the audience profusely, for which he received some teasing from amiraalhussaini and nplaughlin.

As the speech begins, African Twitter users are having fun translating Obama's trademark phrase, “Yes We Can” into different African languages. From Kenya, afromusing starts the trend with Swahili:

swahili yes we can

dnashong, originally from Ghana, shares more ways to say we can:


remarks upon Africa's need for a figure like Obama:




He then corrects himself to say “you know I should've said Africa's new leaders. I mean US!”

Malagasy lrakoto admits his excitement for Obama's reactions:


Although it goes without saying that non-U.S. citizens have a number of reasons for their interest in the U.S. elections, Trinidadian nplaughlin puts it best when he says:

nplaughlin abroad

Bahraini amiraalhussaini quips:


Finally, Nigerian kuikihoro seems disappointed that Obama's speech ended so quickly:


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