Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Home run!

Bill steps up to the plate...
...and hits it out of the park. (Thanks, Mark, for the analogy!)
I made the call...that the Clintons would support the party and get behind their nominee, and Bill's speech tonight was astounding. He focused on Sen. Obama, he highlighted the differences in the economy, and said that with the addition of Biden as a running mate, the foreign policy questions should be put to rest. The question of Obama's youth was also raised when Clinton said that they said the same thing about him in his first presidential campaign.
It also showed what a powerful speaker Clinton still is--man, can he work a crowd, or what?! No matter what you think of his politics, the guy is one helluva speaker.
I got to see Evan Bayh's brief speech on our local PBS station, and I think he did a good job. Strong, forceful, very supportive of his party's nominee. Lookin' good, Evan! Mark my out for this guy!
I promise that I'll let up with the political entries soon. I'm just a little energized while watching this convention and these speeches. Thank you for bearing with me, and I'll do my best to soon get back to normal. Or what passes for normal, when it comes to me. <grin>
[cue the teletype sound!]
Breaking news! McCain will announce his running mate either Thursday or Friday. I haven't followed this as closely as the Dem possibilities, but I would suspect Mitt Romney, for the economic boost. I wouldn't put any bets on that, though, not like my bets on Biden. From what I read, there's no love lost and no chemistry between McCain and Romney.


buckoclown said...

I think that to have a solid chance, McCain will need to have a unique and surprising selection for VP.  He will need to cross party lines, or some other "perceived" controversial selection, to shock the country into looking more closely at the Republican ticket.  If he stays conservative, it could be a tough road ahead :o)

indigosunmoon said...

I will be really shocked if he picks Romney.  There is so much bad press about Mormons these days, and even though he is a fine man (without 20 wives) there will be some idiots out there who might believe that he has them all hidden away somewhere.
I am anxious to know who he does pick.  Then  I say "Let the games begin!"

preciousone25 said...

Hi, sorry I haven't been around in awhile.... sorry you weren't feeling so well, hope you are now back to your '100%' self!!  Glad you got to spend some time with your friend, Jim.... oh, and nice car!!


slapinions said...

"to shock the country into looking more closely at the Republican ticket.  If he stays conservative, it could be a tough road ahead :o "

I disagree. Among conservatives there's a distrust for McCain that borders on the ridiculous. Increasing that distaste by crossing party lines (w/ the exception perhaps of Lieberman) or latching onto a 'liberal' Republican would further corrode his support w/ the base that pushed W. into office twice.

People might scorn the Religious Right, but they vote in bunches. McCain can hold his own in the center and center/right - it's the right he needs to bring into the fold.


lisawesmalayna said...

I agree with you, he is a great speaker. He has a way to work the crowd that few have ever had. I think he did more for the environment than most presidents, for that I was thankful. Let up if you wish, but I enjoy your enthusiasm for politics. Normal Smormal, it's all good!


katerh99 said...

If McCain suddenly develops a 'genius streak" and picks Chuch Hagel I think I'd be hunting for some cyanide! (For myself). Now if it were vice-versa.....

queeniemart said...

shoulda been Bill's wife as the next President of the U.S.

damn shame it isn't.

mpnaz58 said...

Romney is slimey!  His "good looks" are a facade for what lies underneath.  He's another Edwards type, if you know what I mean!  C'mon November...can't wait til this stuff is over!
xoxo ~myra

markonit said...

... I think that Pres. Clinton did very well ... the emotional impact of it for me was sucked up, because Hillary didn't leave much for anyone else to do ..!

... hopefully, this will be the beginning of a new kind of politics ... and a new direction for the country ...