UK Telegraph's Top 25 Political Speeches of All Time [August 28, 2008]

Historical Political

* 25 Barack Obama (July 27, 2004) * 24 Dwight Eisenhower (June 6, 1944) * 23 Nikita Khrushchev (February 25, 1956) * 22 Konrad Adenauer (July 12, 1952) * 21 George W. Bush (September 20, 2001) * 20 Kwame Nkrumah (July 10, 1953) * 19 Bill Clinton (April 23, 1995) * 18 Golda Meir (January 17, 1957) * 17 Charles de Gaulle (June 18, 1940) * 16 Gerald Ford (September 8, 1974) * 15 Adolf Hitler (December 11, 1941) * 14 Enoch Powell (April 20, 1968) * 13 Mikhail Gorbachev: December 7 (1988) * 12 Geoffrey Howe (November 13, 1990) * 11 Vaclav Havel (January 1, 1990) * 10 Margaret Thatcher (October 10, 1980) * 9 Jawaharlal Nehru (August 14, 1947) * 8 Robert Kennedy (April 4, 1968) * 7 Harold Macmillan (February 3, 1960) * 6 Martin Luther King (August 28, 1963) * 5 Franklin Delano Roosevelt (March 4 1933) * 4 Nelson Mandela May 10 (1994) * 3 Ronald Reagan (June 12, 1987) * 2 John F Kennedy (June 26, 1963) * 1 Winston Churchill (August 20, 1940) ------- Missing: --------- * Geoffrey Howe (12) * Enoch Powell (14)

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22

1

Winston Churchill

World Leader

7.14% (2 of 28 votes)

14

2

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

U.S. President

53.66% (66 of 123 votes)

18

3

Ronald Reagan

U.S. President

43.57% (630 of 1446 votes)

9

4

Nelson Mandela

World Leader

55.30% (73 of 132 votes)

6

5

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

U.S. President

56.18% (50 of 89 votes)

17

6

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Advocate

52.51% (314 of 598 votes)

19

7

Harold Macmillan

World Leader

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

15

8

Robert Francis Kennedy

U.S. Attorney General

53.42% (39 of 73 votes)

23

9

Jawaharlal Nehru

World Leader

0% (0 of 0 votes)

21

10

Margaret Thatcher

World Leader

12.50% (1 of 8 votes)

24

11

Vaclav Havel

World Leader

0% (0 of 2 votes)

8

13

Mikhail Gorbachev

World Leader

55.46% (66 of 119 votes)

3

14

Enoch Powell

Politician

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

4

15

Adolf Hitler

World Leader

61.43% (634 of 1032 votes)

11

16

Gerald Ford

U.S. President

55.28% (68 of 123 votes)

12

17

Charles De Gaulle

World Leader

54.47% (67 of 123 votes)

20

18

Golda Meir

World Leader

14.29% (1 of 7 votes)

7

19

Bill Clinton

U.S. President

55.73% (399 of 716 votes)

2

20

Kwame Nkrumah

Diplomat

71.43% (5 of 7 votes)

16

21

George W. Bush

U.S. President

53.11% (111 of 209 votes)

1

22

Konrad Adenauer

World Leader

100% (2 of 2 votes)

10

23

Nikita Khrushchev

World Leader

55.29% (47 of 85 votes)

13

24

Dwight David Eisenhower

U.S. President

53.88% (125 of 232 votes)

5

25

Barack Obama

U.S. President

60.02% (2512 of 4185 votes)