I went to bed late last night. I decided -- against my
better judgment -- to stay up and watch the speeches by Sen. Ted Kennedy and
Michelle Obama during the first night of the Democratic National Convention.
Sure I could have just read about them online the next day,
but there's something about watching the political mayhem live, at the same
time as millions of other Americans, that makes the process more real.
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Here are the highlights:
"I'm with it. I'm hip. Taka-taka-taka-taka-taka..."
I know this blog has been very Zimbabwe/Mugabe heavy this week, but it is a big story here right now and has been on my mind constantly. And I'm trying to lighten it up with photoshop skills.
So Barack and Hillary snuck out on the press last night for a cozy tete-a-tete.
Wouldn't you just love being a fly on that wall?
A tony senatorial door opens somewhere in D.C.
In silence, two people walk into a beautifully appointed living room and sit down in armchairs facing each other.
The silence lengthens. Then one of them says, "Barack, these heels are killing me. Mind if I take off my shoes?"
"No problem, go for it!"
Then they laugh. He asks her, "OK, Hillary, let's cut to the chase. I want to ask you the big question."
Defeating John McCain -- that's the bottom line this fall.
Whether you were a backer of Obama or Clinton (or Edwards, Dodd, Richardson, Biden, Gravel, Kucinich or Vilsack), the door has now clicked shut on the primary season, and we as progressives need to combine our forces to achieve victory in November.
With the stakes this high, we need (to use one of the sports metaphors pundits love) to keep our eye on the ball. Here is the resume of the Republican nominee:
Ok I listened to Senator Obama once again thinking perhaps I was too harsh and should give him another chance. What do I hear? I hear LIES! What? I must be hearing things. His grandfather was what? Oh it wasn't his grandfather it wasn't even his great grandfather, So 'who' was it? It was his UNCLE? and it was where? Oh pleaseeee...I'll let you read "his words" - I'm done trying to give this guy a shot. By the way, the Washington Post calls it a three-Pinocchio doozy
Tonight, Senator Barack Obama surpassed Hillary Clinton in the
number of pledged delegates, effectively assuring his nomination as the
Democratic nominee for President. I watched his speech from Iowa and
cheered as he spoke of his gratitude for the people who have given
their time, their money, their support of him: the grandmothers who
spent time on the phone calling folks they don't know; people who are
having trouble paying their bills who have written checks to his
campaign for $5.00; college students who have given their vacations to