Monday, July 26, 2004

Was that a Democrat talking trash?!!

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!

*Al Gore
*Jimmy Carter
*Hillary Clinton
*Bill Clinton

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!


oyster said...

Clinton is the man, alright. Been a while since we've seen the Big Dog do what he does best. Unfortunately, I missed Pastor Alston's (sp?) speech, which sounded like it was well received. But really, Clinton's was so good that I'm thankful there's a couple days between him and Kerry, who could not possibly follow that performance.

As for your 2012 forecast-- what happened to Edwards?

Ian McGibboney said...

Wow! You're right! Either way, you know!

Ian McGibboney said...
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Ian McGibboney said...

Pastor Alston's speech was badass. But if you've seen his video clip on the John Kerry site, you knew it would be.

pig.pen said...

Clinton has the ability to relay a message that a majority of Americans can understand without dumbing it down--a lost art in political speeches.