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Thursday, August 28, 2008

I don't have a lot to say about Bill Clinton's speech. It was superb. The line everyone was waiting to hear -- and he knew it -- was "Barack Obama is ready to be the next President of the United States." Because, you know, he had dithered a bit about that, and Hillary had not exactly taken back her claim that Obama wasn't. And this line was brilliant:
"People around the world have always been more impressed by the power of our example than by the example of our power."
Clinton has the ability to make a speech and make it sound like he's just speaking. You could see him pause to let a thought enter his brain -- even though you know that the thought is there in glowing light on the TelePrompTer right in front of him.

I think he was having fun. "Y'all siddown, we got some work to do!"

Biden's speech was great too. He's going to be the attack dog of the campaign. And he's going to make Barack Obama seem a little bit less like a space alien. The convention is all about validating Obama. If Michelle Obama is a TV-ready all-American mom and wife; if Hillary and Bill says that Obama stands for everything they stand for; if Joe Biden says Barack gets it; why then, he's no longer a mysterious charismatic character. He's been vouched for.

Tonight, the patron saint of the Left, Al Gore, will say anything left unsaid -- I'm not really sure what that might be. And then Barack will rock Mile High.

I think the Democratic convention's going rather well, don't you?



While Bill Clinton did give a good speech, there were more than a few times I wondered whether he was telling the public what Obama is going to do as president, or Obama himself.

While watching, it also struck me that both Bill Clinton and Barack Obama have wives who outwordly appear as smart, successful and independent in their own right. I never once got that feeling with either of the Bush wives. In fact, Laura always seemed to have a rather vacant look in her eyes. Of course, George W. doesn't strike me as the type of guy who would want a wife smarter than he is, so he had to go looking for women with double digit IQs.

By Blogger Tim W., at 2:33 PM  

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