Thursday, August 28, 2008

Blogging Barack

(did you think I wouldn't?)

have to say that the stage doesn't put me in mind as much of a Greek temple as it does just of DC. Granted, much of the federal architecture in DC is Greek inspired but I've got to think that the Dems aren't going for the Greek temple thing but for the DC architecture thing.

Loved Gore's bit about being able to say that if the election 4 years ago had turned out differently, we wouldn't be in Iraq now.

I've never seen Obama's 2004 Keynote address. Maybe I should remedy that . . .

He's just one man on whom some are pinning some pretty gigantic expectations. How can he not disappoint?

Just start talking!

Gotta love that his first mention after accepting the nomination is to honor Hillary and Bill.

Or gotta think, of course it was.

sits on its hands while a major American city drowns before its eyes.

"8 is enough." That's really the key.

"Not ready to take a 10% chance on change."

the Americans I know aren't whiners. Nice turnaround.

The politics of ownership say "You're on your own."

I like his acknowledgement that government can't do everything.

Change means:

Tax breaks. "Cut taxes for 95% of all working families."

"End dependence on Middle East oil." Note that he doesn't say on oil or even on foreign oil.

Biden granddaughter looks so bored.


Barack's wearing the red power tie.

"Make sure you can afford a college education." What does that mean?

Healthcare. Premiums will cost less but those who can't afford premiums will get congressional level coverage?

Who's going to help the employers afford to keep workers who aren't working on their payrolls?

Personal responsibility message from a Democrat? Is he confused?

Cross over appeal: individual responsibility and mutual responsibility.

taking it to McCain on bin Laden.

Turning charge of inexperience levied against Obama into a charge of bad judgment levied against McCain.

Hmmm, let's see how long his pledge to not claim that McCain's positions are born out of politics lasts.

Savvy appeal to moderates.

Back to Hillary's message: this election isn't about me, it's about you.

"Change doesn't come from Washington, change comes to Washington."

Man, he can talk!

Was wondering when he was going to mention King . . .

Ends with a Bible quote; appeal to the evangelicals.

Older black man in tears; how many people have any grasp on what this must mean to his generation?

Shades of the Bird's Nest . . .

I wanna see the fireworks!

Interesting that ExxonMobil is underwriting CNN's coverage.

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