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Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 52
03-25-2009, 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by lrdnova View Post
... During the Gettysburg address, the guy that was speaking before Lincoln, spoke for TWO HOURS, and yet no one remembers his name, Lincoln spoke for 45 minutes and that speech was what touched American so much that its still taught to this day, oh and btw he wrote on a napkin as he was coming by horse and buggy to Gettysburg.
There was nothing to be won in the Gettysburg address. There were no rules for length of the speech. In my humblest opinion you're comparing apples to oranges. However, in this contest, these things are clearly defined and in multiple instances stated within the rules, the winning entry is deemed invalid to be judged.