Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Barack Obama

Monday night when Bill Clinton spoke, it was good, and what more did we expect, of course it was good. A seasoned politician, in his element, surrounded by people who love him, yes he was good, very good. But he wasn't the best. The best, so far, was Tuesday night. For those of you who missed it, shame on you. Barack Obama was electrifying. He was on fire. He gave the best convention speech I've seen since Jesse Jackson's '92 speech in which he kept wailing "in jail...in jail", when refering to the hopelessness most inner-city youth's felt at the prospect of either spending the rest of their lives on the streets or spending the rest of their lives in jail.
Obama's speech was not pessimistic. He spoke of the things that unite this country. He spoke of how a man, born in Africa, and who moved here, to raise a son, and raised in America, can rise up and allow his son, to run for the Senate. He stressed the unity in this country, "there is not a liberal America, and there is not a conservitive America, there is a United States of America." He spoke of hope and optimism, the themes that, I believe will carry the democrats to the White House in November.
The only misstep the dems might have done Tuesday night
was allowing Teresa Heinz Kerry to speak last, rather than Obama. The schedule of Obama, Ron Reagan jr. & Teresa Heinz Kerry, should have been Ron, Teresa, and then Barack Obama. But, oh well, that's what a marriage is all about, right, compromise.
Stay tuned race fans, I got a feeling John Edwards speech Wednesday will be something to see. Mark my words.


Blogger leftyjones said...

It's been a pretty good last 2 days, hasn't it?
Do me a favor will you? I promise to deliver Pennsylvania to the Dems provided you can help me out with Tennessee. I am still scratching my head over how they went to the dark side last time around......

12:16 AM  
Blogger RBP said...

Well, I'm skeptical, the so-called pundits are saying that now Tennessee is "in play". But honestly, if Gore didn't win in 2000, it's hard to imagine anything else. As far as where I live, YES! Memphis and Shelby county will vote for Kerry. And so will Nashville and Davidson County. Those are Democratic strongholds. The problem is the rest of the state.
As far as Pennsylvania is concerned, I think, as James Carville got it right when he said, "when it comes to Pennsylania; you got Philadelphia, and then you got Pittsburgh, and in between you got Alambama."
So let's get the word out brother!!!!!

1:40 AM  
Blogger DaveSplash said...

Barak Obama is great, so you know it's only a matter of time before the right begins its misinformation campaign about him.

I posted a few new things on my page, I thought you'd be interested in. It's posted under "right wing nut compares dems to terrorists" on my site at http://davesplash.blogspot.com/

Pass the word on.

7:12 AM  

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