8.29.2008

i'm pretty stoked (again)


His speech last night rekindled my fire for this year's election. Yes, it was calculated. Yes, it was orchestrated. And, yes, the whole 'giving it on the anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr's speech in DC' was a little heavy handed and kind of cheesy. But still. The man gives good speech. It was a little too heavy handed about his working class past, but I think that was definitely necessary to sway some of Hillary's supporters and the undecided Independents. Although, I never really understood why the working class was so in love with her in the first place—she's way more blue blood than Obama. But I digress, I think he did a good job of attacking McCain and outlining what he can do for the country that McCain can't. And hinted at some fire and steel in his character that Kerry never did. And, it was a pretty strong image to see him in that huge stadium surrounded by all of those fanatics.

We're definitely at a major turning point and I believe that Obama holds the keys to a better future for all Americans and McCain will only continue to take us down the road to the fall of the American empire that Bush has set us on. Hopefully, the rest of the American people can see that as well, and want a brighter, more hopeful future.

Also, after reading a lot of articles about Biden over the past week, I grudgingly think that he was probably a good choice for VP. Let's just hope that he doesn't say anything too crazy between now and Nov. 4th.

5 comments:

tina f. said...

Yay!! I am stoked as well.

My only note would be: if Hillary Clinton had won, she would have spoke on the same date (it was selected over a year ago) so it really was just a coincidence. Which makes it one of those almost creepy cool flukes of American history (like John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both dying on the same day, July 4th, 50 years to the day after the signing of the Constitution).

d said...

well, not entirely coincidental as dean and the party knew that was the date and deliberately ended the convention on that day. even if hrc had been the nominee, they would've drawn ties to mlk and glass ceilings every where.

it was a nice coincidence that an african-american was the nominee and they got to play it with even heavier hands.

tina f. said...

Good point.

I guess what is really fascinating is how differently people can see the same thing. I thought it wasn't heavy handed and may even skimped a little on the observance of the date and Martin Luther King, Jr. specifically. Several African American political observers (most notably Tavis Smiley) were outraged that he didn't mention King by name (he referred to him as the "preacher from Georgia"). Several white bloggers at The New Republic thought it was a catastrophe that he brought up civil rights at all (I love how these guys think that maybe if he doesn't mention civil rights people might forget he is black).

I don't think anybody is right or wrong, obviously, but the difference of opinion is interesting and says so much about how wide the range of feelings is about race in general.

e. said...

joebidenlove forever!

tina f. said...

i love you, emh. emhlove forever!

p.s. i am in kansas!!