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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

DNC: 3 Nights and Finally

Bill Clinton finally delivered the speech! Clinton passed the torch without burning down the house on his way out.

Clinton backpedaled on all his remarks, such as the "a roll of the dice," comment made during the primary and he delivered an arousing speech for Barack Obama, a speech, that everyone previous to him has failed to deliver. It took the master of the Democratic party to remind everyone how it should be done, and he did not disappoint the crowd.

After a brief entry into his speech, he vaulted into Hillary, a moment that had to have everyone holding their breath that he would continue on a, why not Hillary campaign, but he regained his composure and quickly plowed into why Barack Obama and with plenty of repetitions.

The next breath holding moment came when Clinton referred to Joe Biden as the person of experience on the ticket, as he clearly left Obama outside of that attribute.
With Joe Biden’s experience and wisdom supporting Barack Obama’s proven understanding, instincts and insight, America will have the national security leadership we need.
Then as expected, he reverted back to his Presidency to offer a litany of issues in an attempt to compare and contrast with as he said where we are today. The list issues was some of basic reality, which can be debated, and some hyperbole.  
People the world over have always been more impressed by the power of our example than by the example of our power.
Comparing Barack to him, Clinton reminded people of what some said of him,
"I was too young and too inexperienced to be commander in chief.'
His final close out was with a play on Barack's theme, 
So if, like me, you believe America must always be a place called Hope.
Hope, Arkansas is the birth place of Clinton.

Clinton made the most comprehensive argument and the framework for Barack Obama.

Three days into a four day convention, is that too late?


TourPro said...

"America will have the national security leadership we need." - In other words, Obama didn't have it.

He also said, "the long hard primary strengthened him" - he was weak before.

There was also the subtle mention of "credit card debt". Not something Joe B. likes to hear since all those companies are based in Delaware.

And don't forget his ominous mention of the "18 million" Hillary voters. The Clintons want to remain in play.

Biden's personal story is interesting, but I still can't ignore the political windbag that I see him as.

hermit thrush said...

i know we should all strive for politeness and decorum when commenting, but, well, duh, tourpro. clinton plainly means that bush and the republicans haven't provided the national security leadership we need. he means not that obama was weak before, only that obama is even stronger now. sorry, but i don't think you go beating the likes of hilary clinton if you start from a position of weakness. and only the paranoid could call his mention of hilary's voters "ominous". all i heard was an enthusiastic, ringing endorsement.

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