They did a really good job focusing on personal anecdotes while dutifully avoiding the President’s record at all costs.
The Michelle Obama could give David Copperfield or the late Harry Houdini a run for their money in the magic department.
The First Lady came off as a better orator than Barack!
But it wasn’t meant for the ears of those like myself- who would vote for Mickey Mouse before pulling the lever for Obama.
The speech was crafted towards those who voted for Obama in 2008, who don’t like the results of his Presidency and need to be refocused on how appealing the President is on a personal level.
She reminded people about what a “great guy” her husband is and why they voted for him the first time around. And she delivered that magic!
I even found myself thinking “Wow-Barack is awesome!”
If the First Lady had that effect on me- she solidified his base- regardless of how disappointed his voters are with his actual results. But he can’t win with only his base and how the Dems are going to appeal to Independent Voters is yet to be seen…
The Castro Brothers are the future of the Democratic Party,
precisely because they don’t sound like Democrats. All the talk about “lifting themselves up by their bootstraps” mixed with self reliance and hard work was great, to say the least… Wish Obama spoke more along those lines.
Mayor Cory Booker- His speech was before prime time and kind of flat – I was disappointed but expected as much. He’s too shell shocked from his trip to the “woodshed” from defending Bain Capital and private equity to go off the reservation during his brief remarks to the delegates this time around.
The biggest spin so far has to be the President changing the venue of his acceptance from a 78,000 seat stadium to around 20,000 in the convention hall. The “official” story is that they are concerned about the weather- even though the weatherman on the local NBC affiliate says Thursday night is going to have the best weather of the week.
The Dems were too afraid of camera shots of empty seats during his
“coronation” and couldn’t find enough “zombies” willing to be bussed in to listen to a bunch of platitudes and empty promises…
Tonight we get to hear from a REAL PRESIDENT, “Daddy Bill Clinton…”