Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks to guests at the Iowa Freedom Summit on Jan. 24, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa.
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January 26, 2015 1:39 PM EST

A single speech can launch a presidency. Just ask Barack Obama, who got his start toward the White House with a well-received oration at the 2004 Democratic presidential convention.

On Saturday, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker gave a well-received speech in Iowa, home of the crucial first-in-the-nation caucuses on the road to the 2016 nomination.

While it’s too soon to tell if the speech will actually push Walker into position, it’s worth watching just to see how a well-done speech can capture people’s attention.

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