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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Demopalooza, Day 2

Okay, first of all, the Governor of Montana was a fantastic, energetic, charismatic speaker...and speaking as a Democrat I hope we see more of Gov. Brian Schweitzer soon. He absolutely slammed into that crowd like a tornado, and created enough energy in the room to power the city of Denver for a week before Hillary came out.

Hillary's speech was fantastic. And I don't like her.

The video introduction with Chelsea and Hillary's Mom was well done and actually interesting. Incidently: at one point during the speech, she acknowledged the 19th amendment. Hillary noted that when her mother was born, women couldn't even vote. And this year, Chelsea was able to cast a vote for her mother for President.

Hillary went right at her still-waffling worshippers who are considering sitting out November or voting for McCain:
  • "We don't have a moment to lose or a vote to spare"
  • "Ask yourself: were you in this for me, or for the single mom, the soldier who needs health care, (the American people)?"
  • "No McCain"
  • "We are on the same team, this is a fight for the future"
  • And likening the battle for a better life for us all to Harriet Tubman's underground railroad, she urged her supporters to "Keep going," and vote for Obama

She stopped short, however, of saying WHY Obama was worthy of their votes, save that he was a Democrat. She was far more gracious to Michelle Obama, praising her qualities as a possible First Lady.

And as expected, she took the first real shots at John McCain. And went right for his throat, which was what the convention needed.

Tonight it's Mister Bill, Veep hopeful Joe Biden, and Obama's official naming as the party's nominee (unless the Clinton Worshippers stage a coup).