Obama's Mile High Moment
it was the best bits from other stump and grand speeches. I know, I've heard a lot of them.
I didn't think it was his best.
But everyone else seems to disagree.
Typical of a convention speech, people were rallied. The spectacle was in full bright shinny lights. The teleprompter worked (you could tell, as his head darted from one plane of glass on his far right, to his far left - hardly ever looking forward)
He didn't offer any real specifics, and he's still campaigning against George Bush - and that's a mistake since, while everyone seems to be sick and tired of the Bush Administration, where's the 80 point lead over McCain? It doesn't exist? Why not? Because the electorate is 2004. That's the map and the game board.
Plus, as much as we all are sick of George Bush II, he's made a deal to pull out the troops from Iraq, and the economy IMPROVED last quarter, even though EVERYONE (on television) said we were in the second great depression. What have you got left to run on? What are you going to Change?
And going on and on about 'Changing Washington' while your party currently holds power in the House - and your running mate has been in Washington for 36 years... yeah, that doesn't seem to hold as much water as it did in January, does it?
Again, how about the lack of specifics? I would have liked the flair of naming "that worker in Indiana" or "that waitress in Nevada, scraping by." (Maybe someone would have looked them up, and realized they weren't real?)
But he was quick to pull his grandmother out from under the bus last night. He threw her under the campaign bus when he was on the defensive about race back when the Jeremiah Wright thing exploded (he called his grandma a racist) ... but was more than happy to pull her back out to make a point about hard work and sacrifice in America last night.
I'd still like to know how he's planning on paying to make free stuff from the government work out...
Obama's bump will push him up 5% over McCain this week, but after that? There's a little ticker on the Blaspheme's side pannel - what's that 66 days left? He hasn't sealed the deal. Not with independents, swing states or his own party. Sure, he might have put a band-aid on the split in the party... but what happens if McCain does pick Sara Palin?
If that lead isn't 15% on November 3, he's not going to win on November 4.
(link to that)
Hell, just Google Obama Nuremburg and you'll get some interesting stories.