Did you see the opening speeches of the Democratic Convention tonight? Major League Baseball would turn green with a cliche over this all-star lineup!
Not to mention the other speeches from less-known, but equally compelling personalities. Though the speakers varied in speakability, they all would have trounced Joe Lieberman's lackluster performance in 2000, which can't possibly be a bad thing.
Watching Bill Clinton (who, along with Hillary, looked really healthy and vibrant) is, and always was, awesome. Watching him speak tonight reminded me what a real president is supposed to sound like. Damn, that dude can engage an audience! Anyone who needs a reason to support Kerry and the Democrats needs to get themselves a feed of this speech and WATCH IT!
Most importantly, I'm ecstatic that Bill Clinton is back as the elder statesman of the Democratic Party (though he's actually younger than both Carter and Kerry), because Gore's desire to distance himself from Clinton in 2000 really damaged the chances of a Gore presidency. Suffice to say, Clinton brought down the damn house...he definitely brought down my house. I hope this momentum will continue!
Best (approximate) Clinton line of the night: "Strength and wisdom are not mutually exclusive!" Just the WAY that he said it made you realize what a dumbass Bush really is. And just how much Clinton also thinks so.
As for Hillary? Clinton-Clark 2012, baby!