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Old 08-29-2008, 08:44 AM   #1
 
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Default so.... how about that speech last night?

does anyone else of my generation who watched Senator Obama last night feel like he was channelling Bobby Kennedy???
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I don't know about Bobby Kennedy..but I watched the whole thing uninterrupted last night and it was so awesome. I wanted to be there so badly . I wish he'd come to my city.
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It was inspiring!
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Yes, it was. I hadn't paid much attention to him since I was supporting Hillary. The man gives a hell of a speech.


BTW: Where were Bill and Hillary? I'm assuming they weren't there since the cameras didn't go to them at all.

Me thinks it would have been too hard for either of them to keep from without being caught on camera, ala Ted Kennedy at the State of the Union Speech.
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It was inspiring!

Yes, it was. I hadn't paid much attention to him since I was supporting Hillary. The man gives a hell of a speech.


BTW: Where were Bill and Hillary? I'm assuming they weren't there since the cameras didn't go to them at all.

Me thinks it would have been too hard for either of them to keep from without being caught on camera, ala Ted Kennedy at the State of the Union Speech.
I remember reading a few days ago that Bill was NOT planning to be there. I thought Hillary would be there, though, but really, it was Obama's night. The Clintons would have taken a lot of his limelight.

The speech itself was understated yet still inspiring. I can only imagine how happy the spirit of MLK Jr. was last night. His line about this campaign being about YOU (America) and not HIM (Obama) was touching. I hope people understood that. I can't remember the last time I believed in or was inspired by a presidential candidate.
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It was inspiring!

Yes, it was. I hadn't paid much attention to him since I was supporting Hillary. The man gives a hell of a speech.


BTW: Where were Bill and Hillary? I'm assuming they weren't there since the cameras didn't go to them at all.

Me thinks it would have been too hard for either of them to keep from without being caught on camera, ala Ted Kennedy at the State of the Union Speech.
I remember reading a few days ago that Bill was NOT planning to be there. I thought Hillary would be there, though, but really, it was Obama's night. The Clintons would have taken a lot of his limelight.

The speech itself was understated yet still inspiring. I can only imagine how happy the spirit of MLK Jr. was last night. His line about this campaign being about YOU (America) and not HIM (Obama) was touching. I hope people understood that. I can't remember the last time I believed in or was inspired by a presidential candidate.

I don't know. I think she should have been there to see him accept the nomination. To me, it would've looked like she really is ok with him winning. That said, we all know she's not, but she and Bill faked it pretty well the previous nights. I think one more night wouldn't have killed her.
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I don't know. I think she should have been there to see him accept the nomination. To me, it would've looked like she really is ok with him winning. That said, we all know she's not, but she and Bill faked it pretty well the previous nights. I think one more night wouldn't have killed her.
LOL @ "Bill faked it pretty well"...I felt the same way.

I think the media would have been the ones to focust too much on the Clintons, though. There would have been commentary, camera cutaways, analysis of the expressions on their faces, etc.
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i do think that Bill and Hill would've stole the thunder had they been there...

the emphasis was on the right person.

i think he'd make a great president for y'all!

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The speech itself was understated yet still inspiring. I can only imagine how happy the spirit of MLK Jr. was last night. His line about this campaign being about YOU (America) and not HIM (Obama) was touching. I hope people understood that. I can't remember the last time I believed in or was inspired by a presidential candidate.
I completely agree. I was also really impressed with how he alluded to King - with his "now is the time" repetition and in a few other places - without it being overstated and obvious. He knows he is not King, but he also knows that he (and the rest of the nation) is deeply indebted to King and to furthering his dreams.
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i found it to be incredibly inspiring... he even had pat buchanan gushing over him, which has to be a first.
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Badgercurls, I love the kitty in your avatar. It reminds me of the cat I had back in high school.
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I thought it was very inspiring too. At the risk of sounding totally sappy, I think he captured what can be so great about this country -- what "The American Dream" is really all about -- while at the same time pointing out all the many ways that we've fallen short of nurturing it lately. Plus, there were actual specifics about what we can do differently. Great speech.
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