Watching the speech on C-SPAN
. Obama hasn't hit the stage yet. The music is annoying me. Why don't political conventions plays Sonic Youth's Bad Moon Rising
? Tell me that.
Dick Durbin is introducing Obama.Creative Loafing
has a comment tread going on about Obama's acceptance speech.
10:04: They are airing the feel good movie/informercial.
10:06: Michelle Obama: Who names their kid Barack Obama?
10:08: I understand that the informercial is to introduce Obama to the masses. It might have viewers flipping the channel.
10:13: Obama hits the stage.
10:14: I'm watching an acceptance speech by a black man, in the stadium the Denver Broncos play football. How fucking wild is that?
10:15: Obama accepts the nomination. Crowd goes wild.
10:16: Obama gives a shout out to Hillary. Obama needs her supporters.
10:21: Obama: Enough!
10:22: Obama's "Eight is enough line" is fantastic.
10:24: Obama is attacking Phil Gramn's "whiners" comment. Obama is in attack mode. Surprising.
10:26: Obama: John McCain doesn't get it.
10:28: Obama hitting working class message.
10:35: Obama: Washington has been talking about oil dependance for 30 years and John McCain for 26 of them.
10:37: Obama is going through laundry list of priorities.
Wayne Garcia of Creative Loafing
Barack is smoking hot tonight.
The crowd is eating it up. It's a Democratic audience, but the cheering will play well in the media.
10:42: Good! Obama attacks McCain on Iraq and his lack of commitmentment on Afghanistan.
Obama: John McCain said he would follow Osama bin Laden to the gates of hell, but he won't even follow him to his cave.
Game. Set. Match.
10:48: Obama's "Patriotism has no party" line is exactly what voters want to hear. It recalls Obama's red state/blue state 2004 keynote speech.
10:51: Obama accusing McCain of using scare tactics and tying it on McCain not having fresh ideas.
Obama: This election is about you.
10:55: Say hello to your next president. McCain can't top this.
I don't know how this will play in the media. By all appearances, Obama nailed it. He addressed the McCain attacks and stayed on his message of hope. That is a difficult feat to perform. Obama has the skills to pull it off.
I see people in the audience crying tears of joy. Wow.
The Obama and Biden families are on stage together.
Fireworks are being set off. I can see why they wanted the speech outdoors.
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