in a perfect world of yancies: Convention Wrap-Up

29 August 2008

Convention Wrap-Up


Anyway, here's another embed of the full video of Obama's historic acceptance speech. Watch the US become a better place right before your very eyes:

(Hope I'm not overdoing the pro-Obama vibing, Marisa . . .)

Does Deron ever read this blog anymore? I doubt it. Will he mind if I quote him here? We may never know. In any case:

"I thought the speech was just right -- not a masterpiece of oratory this time, but tough and smart. And the delivery was better than the speech itself. Basically rendered all my petty criticisms irrelevant; he smacked McCain so hard that nobody's talking about Doric columns anymore."

Well said.

Other highlights from the convention? What did you like, reader?

Both Clintons were great, of course.

Surprise hit, aside from Gov. Schweitzer (see previous post)? Would have to be John Kerry, no? In case you missed it:

Love that line about McCain needing to finish debating himself before he debates Obama.

And Nobel laureate Al Gore continues to shine in his role as elder statesman (and, yes, bittersweet reminder of what almost was . . .).

[I'm hooked on updates lately. 19:19 29 August]
An anonymous comment on the previous post reminded me that Schweitzer's speech really was great. Just watched it again. Woo!

A couple of choice quotes from the speech (from the official transcript):

"We simply can’t drill our way to energy independence, even if you drilled in all of John McCain’s backyards, including the ones he can’t even remember."

And my personal favorite:

"Barack Obama understands the most important barrel of oil is the one you don’t use."

That's it baby; let's go win this election!

1 comment:

  1. Couldn't view these speeches without my eyes tearing up ...

    On another note, did you read Gail Collins' column this morning?