Okay, so still pretty busy around these parts, gotta write quickly!
How can I not say something about Hill’s speech right?
That was a great speech. I thought she gave a really thoughtful, emotional and great speech. It was great.
If you’re Hillary Clinton.
If you’re Barack Obama, maybe….a little lacking?
I know I shouldn’t knock her, its over and all that, but I was looking for just a little more. I was looking for this:
“On the campaign trail I truly came to trust and respect Barack Obama”
“Barack Obama is ready to lead”
“Yes my candidacy was historic, and by god, so was his” Goddamnit.
“If you were voting for my presidency because you wanted to see that glass ceiling broken, because you wanted to protect Roe v. Wade, then you HAVE to vote for Obama”
“When I first met Barack Obama…”
Here is what Nora Ephron had to say, I agree with this:
“My other favorite thing about Hillary's speech is that she wrapped herself up in Seneca Falls, and my God Harriet Tubman, even Harriet Tubman, and yet somehow she never once referred to Roe vs. Wade. She never once mentioned choice. She never once said the truth, which is that any Hillary supporter who doesn't understand that this issue alone is the reason to vote for Obama has no business pretending to be a Democrat.”
Again, I thought it was a great speech, I thought she looked fantastic, but even McCain’s camp this morning is saying that she wouldn't say that he's ready to lead! It felt to me like sometimes she just kept saying his name, like that would count somehow.
She gave a very ringing endorsement of the Democratic Party. She definitely wants people to vote democrat, but it’s like she just couldn’t bring herself to give a ringing endoresment of Barack.
And that was what I was looking for. But I am fine with what she did give.
We’ll see what Bill does tonight, although I know full well what he’s going to do, he’s going to do what she did…rah rah Democratic Party, nay nay Republican Party and I’ll be thoroughly impressed if B. Clinton can even spit out Obama’s name at all honestly.