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Posted on 08/26/2008 9:22:29 PM PDT by SmithL
Denver -- It was powerful, it was passionate -- and from inside the hall here, it was one killer speech.
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton brought the house down with her address tonight at the Democratic National Convention, where it looked to be about a 9-plus on the Richter scale.
The insiders had warned that Clinton had to deliver bigtime tonight -- for her legacy, and for her future, as well as for Obama.
Deliver she did. Republicans, of course, had their views -- that she delivered evidence that their guy, John McCain, is the only one ready to hit ground running at the White House. Here's some thoughts from critics and insiders:
*Phil Trounstine, Democratic strategist and Obama supporter: ''Sen. Clinton did everything she needed to do. She made it crystal clear to all of her supporters that it is their duty to fight on for her by supporting Barack Obama. If he becomes president, it will be in part because Hillary Clinton had the grace and strength to re-unite her party.''
*Ruth Sherman, author and communications consultant: ''I've never seen her this good, not even close. . . .
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Any MSM bozo would be ridden out on a rail if they said Hill sucked.
Well, she should have spoke so passionately for herself earlier when she could have done so very easily, but she probably did not believe her own rhetoric in either event.
Yep. I thought the speech wasn’t that great an endorsement. She talked a lot about herself and her campaign, and the history of women getting the right to vote. But she didn’t talk much about Obama.
Thank G-d, the Dems benched her!
She could have given the same exact speech if the nominee was John Edwards.
Could they be any more nakedly partisan? Hillary quite possibly is the worse speaker of this generation. The notion that she can give a “powerful” speech is pure nonsense.
As far as her speech If I was one of the 3o% of the Clinton supporters who are voting McCain, there was nothing in that speech to change my mind.
She delivered the same old tired bullshit we have been fed for years. It is hard to tell who is the worst whore. Obama or Hillary.
Maybe she didn’t believe her own rhetoric earlier in her campaign. I never quite understood her rationale for running for president. She grew up in a middle class family in the middle of America, she wanted to renew the promise of America, take back America, provide socialized medicine, etc. And then Obama comes along with “change” so she says she’s been making change for 35 years. Her whole campaign was a joke. Her alleged qualifications and understanding of the middle class problems and all of it was all smoke and mirrors.
What really happened was that she and Bill decided shortly after the 2004 election that 2008 was her year, because there would be no incumbent president running. And since the party out of power sometimes gets an advantage after two terms of anyone’s presidency, the Clintons decided it was her time. Whether she was a good candidate or not didn’t matter, because she was “inevitable”. The hubris of Bill and Hill made her campaign crash and burn.
Given their history, it’s hard to believe anything that Bill and Hillary say at face value.
Every dem I know was pissed when Obama passed over Hillary for Biden.
I swear God looks out for this country. He (or She), sent Obama to slay Hillary...then sent Hillary to show up Obama...then sent Biden to show the measure of the man who wants to be president...then sent McCain to show what Qualified really means...I wonder whom God will send next?
She made a campaign speech for HRC, not nobama.
I dont know what if anything could derail nobama from getting the Dem nomination at this point, unless he gave it up himself.
Don't bet the farm on it. They are like heroin addicts. They can't kick the habit.
She was more human and less shrill than previous efforts. She did herself more good than she did good for Obama.
Obama's objective was to convince Hillary supporters the they could conscientiously, even enthusiastically, transfer their support to Obama. I think Hillary delivered in the sense that her followers can now in good conscience transfer their affiliation to Obama. I do not think they will do so enthusiastically.
Hillary's objective was more nuanced. Her task was to propitiate expectations for party loyalty and to avoid criticism for being a sore head but not to generate enough enthusiasm to get Barak Obama elected. I think she probably succeeded in both of these objectives.
Despite Hillary's repeated exhortations to elect Obama. I did not get the feeling that the enthusiasm she generated was anything but transitory, without legs, and did not reach beyond the hall. In other words, television viewers, the only ones who count, will not have been moved enough to walk their precincts or even take out their billfolds.
Best case analysis for the Obama forces, Hillary might have moved sentiment a point or two but it is not a groundswell, it is not permanent, and will not have markedly improved Obama's chances.
I heard some of it on the radio and it sounded awful.
I wonder if, to save time, their GOP convention articles are already written.
Kinda makes you want to go out and buy some cattle futures.
Then you have not been paying attention. They plan on raiding your wallet even worse than they do now. Please pay attention.
PS: I bet this review was written two weeks ago.
Yes.Nancy Pelosi was right whaen she said that God has sent us Barack Obama.
I admit I don’t like Hillary but I can recognize a good political speech when I hear one, even from her. Hers was pure schlock and even embarrassing in its “we can cure every wrong and evil in the world” theme, its banalities, and platitudes. To use an old Florida expression, if she were a man we’d say he had “balls bigger than cocoanuts.”
She delivered the message that Barack Obama is an obvious third place candidate to McCain and Hillary
Written prior to Hillary's appearance and placed in DNC fax machines by Obama campaign managers.....
...send button pushed during Hillary's last sentence.
I am no fan of HRC - but it was easily the best speech that she has ever given.
She urged her peeps to support Obama - but really gave him no props.
Her main point was - vote for Obama because he’s better than Mccain.
“I’ve seen two nights now and no one has said anything about what they plan to do for our country.”
Bingo! And when this stupidity is over, you still will have not heard anything. Obama is toast.
Exactly, the same speech we’ve heard for 30 years. Higher taxes, no energy plan and universal healthcare. The only question is whether the Establishment press wrote their reviews before or after?
Pray for W and Our Troops
OK Hillary showed that she was a party faithful. Now the Obama ship hits the span—it is out in the open that the Ayers-Obama-Bernadine-Michelle linkage is much more than Obama said. He is caught in a big lie.
Now Hillary can make her move, with super-delegate help, to “save” the party.
I think it is no longer possible to have civil discourse in this country.
An epiphany of hatred.
They wrote their reviews before her speech. They could always edit them before hitting the send button if she choked on her words or bile poured out of her ears.
“I wonder whom God will send next?”
One hundred thousand contractors building a big wall on our Southern border?
I don’t hate all the Democrats. Harry Truman seems to be a good guy. :)
Let's hope so.
Why Nathan Bedford Forrest?
Susan Ostretch was on Fox tonite with a different view.
Now THAT, was a bridge too far....
I'll have to vote for McCain -- but I'll wear a Hazmat suit and shower vigorously on my return home...
The answer to that question is both. No reason they should hedge thier bets.
My opinion..Hillary’s speech was more for her than for Obama.
Hillary..Rock on Obama. I’ll win in 2012. :)
Bill with tears: “I love you, I love you”= Why did I hear Donna Summer singing “Don’t Leave Me This Way” in the background. She’ll dump him before the next election cycle.
Chelsea- Hillary hug: Fake
Michelle: My teeth are itching over this woman, but I will applaud her for her Tubman reference.
Biden: Darn..I wish I hadn’t got those Botox injections in my cheeks. I can’t quit smiling..
It was all me, me, me. And Mrs. Obama did not look happy at all.
I thought Thelma Houston sang Don’t Leave Me This Way—oh what does it matter, it was one of those hits we used to dance to in the disco’s.
I never hated any of them in the past; I don't remember learning in school not to respect our presidents. Even in the liberal college I attended at the time, they had to keep it low key. It is hard to love my enemies. The best I can do is try not to repay in kind.
And then let's talk about me. Me! Me! ME!
Please see my about page.
Amen to that, swiftly followed by gratitude that BHO is going down in flames.
Politically speaking, of course.
I said the best speech SHE ever gave - not the best speech ever.
I don’t think much of her oratorical skills - so the bar isn’t set all that high.
You are correct. It was Thelma not Donna.
But the song still rattles around in my head. :)
(Been awhile since I discoed):)