Ok, so I know I am doing this backwards, but it’s been a really busy day and I was more disappointed/irritated about McCain then I was excited about the convention and Obama’s speech last night….bummer that.
I have to say that with the US Open on, I was NOT expecting to watch the DNC. They are usually so boring (not as bad as the RNC, but bad enough). I am, however, very glad that I did watch. The atmosphere made me smile, Obama’s speech gave me hope, it made me want to believe that we can have friends in the world again. Bush has me in such a place that I feel like I have to apologize to my international friends whenever we talk because of his remarks, self-presentation, and asinine actions that cause us all (or most of us) to wince regularly. I love my country, but he takes it to a place I find .. upsetting.
ANYWAY! Obama spoke to things I was hoping he would, hitting back at McCain on so many things that have gone unanswered…the part about McCain and Osama Bin Laden (following him to hell, but not to the cave he lives in) was awesome! He makes me juiced about being an American…the first African American President? How about the first President since Kennedy to speak to throngs like a preacher and make them believe in a better place. Clinton was good…Obama is great. McCain can’t even come close to matching him for inspirational, he does not have the presence, and he comes across as frail, and his wife…well, she never talks! I wish she would get on CNN and let someone see who she actually is instead of standing there smiling and waving.
Michelle Obama, when I first saw her, did scare me a little. She is a really strong presence, and not at all the soft stay-at-home mom type we are used to being in office. However, having seen her in interviews in recent days, she is really growing on me. I think she is the type of first lady that we need, like Eleanor Roosevelt…someone our children may be able to look up to and see what a woman can do.
Great DNC, the RNC has no hope of attracting the 38million that the DNC did…I know that i will probably only watch to see McCain’s VP (whose name I still don’t remember, and refuse to look up, but it begins with a P….) speak. Per my post a few minutes ago about her, I don’t know enough, but I want to….if for no other reason then she may actually turn out to be interesting. We will see if after her speech I am able to remember her name….
Bring on November baby!!!