Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Michelle the star on opening day

I already published longer posts on the opening of the Democratic convention at Newshoggers and Detroit News so I'll just give you the shorter version here.

Overall - the Dems did well. The early speakers did a good job of outlining what's at stake in 08 and drawing a bright line between the parties.

Pelosi - meh. She did okay but she's not an inspiring speaker.

The Kennedy tribute - Caroline is terrific, the documentary was very good and Ted didn't leave a dry eye in the house. The Kennedys haven't lost their ability to inspire.

Michelle Obama - Just wow. She knocked it out of the park. She'll make a fabulous First Lady that Americans can be proud of. And the kids talking to Daddy at the end was just charming. [Video here. ]


The Media - Major fail. If I had to watch it on the cable news, I wouldn't have made it through the night. The overpaid pundits are largely idiots and wrong about everything. Carville is a total putz. And they shortchanged long time Republican, Jim Leach from Iowa, who is not a great orator but the content of his speech was explosive. Thank goodness for CSPAN.

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Blogger ECOPHOTOS said...

Except for Brooks, NPR had better coverage. Brooks, of course, is a creature from an alternate universe.

12:58:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

CSPAN rules my world. Even the NPR irritate me after a while, although the easiest to take and Brooks is a grade A putz.

1:19:00 PM  

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