Thursday, August 28, 2008

Barack Obama: The Audacity of Hope


Wow -- GObama-Biden! A most excellent Democratic National Convention with a nifty soundtrack that included John Mellencamp, Bruce Springsteen, and Steve Earle, plus The Sisters Sledge: "Get up ev'rybody and sing!"

Reclaiming the American Dream, indeed . . . . .

Today's Runes: Defense and Joy.

8 comments:

the walking man said...

I wonder if mccain would be calling Obama a "celebrity" if he could fill a 90,000 seat stadium. (without busing thousands of people from thousands of miles away?

Johnny Yen said...

That was one of the best, if not the best, political speeches I've ever seen. He covered a huge amount of ground and covered a lot of bases.

With McCain's pick of anti-abortion arch-conservative Sarah Palin as his running mate this morning, our chances just went way up.

Charles Gramlich said...

Hum, although I didn't know the name, I predicted the background of the Republican VP. Pretty easily done.

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed all the speeches. Thought the Democratic convention was one of the best I have seen, and I'm hoping it will bring back a Democrat to the white house. Especially one as gifted as Obama.
MW

Sidney said...

Good point, Charles. I thought of your comment when I heard the announcement.

It was quite a speech! Inspiring, addressing all of the attacks and coming back strong.

Sidney said...

That is to say, Obama's speech last night, just to clarify.

Anonymous said...

"Dreams From My Father"--A fascinating read, despite his mother's sleeping around.--M. Kakootani

Jessica said...

The convention was well done and Obama spoke so beautifully!