Wow!!! Last nights speeches by Ted Kennedy and Michelle Obama were wonderful. They made me laugh, made me cry, made me feel proud to be American. But tonight's speeches were so far over anything I've heard so far. I hope Barrack gives the best speech of his life on Thursday night because if he doesn't... he stands to be upstaged at his own convention.
I watched primarily msnbc and CNN coverage with a tad of Fox Noise (just to see what the enemy is up to, you know) but I did turn on C-span just in time to see Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer's speech. This guy is fantastic! Part comedian, part old-time Revival tent Preacher, part used car salesman. I really enjoyed his speech, which was not shown on any of the news channels and really should have been. He whipped up the crowd like no one I've seen in a very long time. Especially for someone who is not a national figure. For pure entertainment purposes, here it is from youtube:
Then former Democratic Governor of Virginia, Mark Warner, gave the "keynote" speech. It was a good speech and he's an articulate, pleasant looking, politician. But he didn't actually stir me much. I mean, I agreed mostly with what he said, obviously, but then... I mostly agreed with what Bob Casey said in his speech and I have huge differences of opinion with him. The overall theme of this convention so far seems to be "unity", "togetherness", "healing". That idiot Pat Buchanan on msnbc keeps finding fault with that and saying that the Democrats are not playing politics the way it's played in America. Well, maybe more Americans than me are tired of our leaders "playing" around with our country's well-being. I like it. I like the speeches about the future, about how China is getting a jump on us toward that future. I like the emphasis on Globalization and the need for us to keep up. I like the talk about the need to stop focusing on "left" or "right", "white" or "black", "moderate" or "liberal". I heard one repugnicant pundit making fun of Warner's speech about the need for good ideas and a willingness to work together to get the things done that need to be done. Well, if that's the way Repukelicans feel... then... well... I just can't think of anything bad enough to say about them. I can't for the life of me understand how normally rational, intelligent people who say they care about their Country and their fellow man can be Republicans anyway. The two things, being republican and being a caring person, are so opposite.
Anyway... then I watched Hillary's speech. She was magnificent! Wonderful! Frickin' AWESOME! She spoke of her accomplishments and experiences on the campaign trial briefly. She spoke of her support for Obama. She spoke about the need to come together as a party and as a Country. She spoke of her respect for John McCain and then the reasons why everyone should NOT vote for him. Then that idiot Pat Buchanan said something about: that won't change any one's mind. Hillary doesn't have supporters, she has followers who are in love with her and she can't transfer that love to Obama. How stupid is that? I love Hillary too. But I'm voting for Obama. I'm supporting him wholeheartedly. I had already come to that decision, but if I hadn't, I would just because she asked me to. That doesn't transfer the way I feel about her to him. Why should it? I just don't get the idea behind that statement from Buchanan. It just doesn't compute for me. But I see now the theme that the repugnicants are going to take. They are saying over and over again that Hillary and Bill don't REALLY want Obama to win. The Dems are STILL divided. I tried to listen to Fixed News some to see what they were saying, but it was so bombastic. So obviously wrong. So far away from the truth... I can't see how they have such a following. But then again, I couldn't understand how George W. Bush got elected President. TWICE!!! So, I guess one question answers the other, doesn't it? Lots of idiots watch Fox Noise. Lots of idiots voted for good old, I'd like to have a beer with him, George. And look what we got. Now most of us can't AFFORD beer! Who was it who said: "A people get the government they deserve." or some words to that effect. Except that... I'm a people, and I certainly don't deserve this.
So... that's my impression of tonight. I'm really looking forward to Bill's speech tomorrow. And the roll call. Bill was there tonight watching Hillary and he looked so proud of her. I know he's the consummate showman, but I love him. He's THE MAN! I don't care what anyone says about him. He will go down in history as our greatest President. EVER.
And now I'm going to go to bed. Keith Olbermann just said Roll Call will kick off when they return tomorrow afternoon at 5pm eastern. I don't know if he meant that they will kick off their coverage of it then or if it will in actuality begin at that time. I will be checking in with C-span throughout the day, just in case.
Bye for now.