Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Main Event

It has been quite a week of oratory this week in Denver. But I have a feeling the best is yet to come.
Teddy Kennedy checked out of a hospital and roared like a lion on Monday night. Michelle Obama showed us steel and warmth as she described the way she and Barack have coped with the challenges families face across the country.
Hillary Clinton made it abundantly clear that she is squarely behind the party's nominee. Bill Clinton laid out the contrast between Democrats and Republicans as only he can.
Beau Biden showed us he knows how to work a big crowd as well as his dad. Joe Biden made the case that on foreign policy, John McCain has been wrong and Barack Obama has been right.
At the beginning of the week, the pundits were saying the campaign had to show that the Obama family has had to deal with the same problems and opportunities as families everywhere do. Done.
They were saying that they had to get the Clintons and their supporters fully on board. Done.
They were saying the campaign had to draw a sharp distinction between Obama and McCain. Done.
Now they are saying Obama has to chow he can connect with voters. I expect he will do just that. Yes, his oratory can soar, but he is just as adept at adopting a conversational tone, even in addressing thousands of voters. I have the feeling that he will get that job done as well.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

May I offer this point to the Obam-Biden ticket?

George Bush has dug this country into a whole. Do we want McCain to dig it deeper? The old saw goes "If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is to stop digging."

1:02 AM, August 29, 2008  

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