Skip to comments.In Speech, Bringing Lofty Words Down To Earth (Gray Lady Headlines MSM Cheerleading Alert)
Posted on 08/29/2008 2:39:52 AM PDT by goldstategop
Good, great or something else, Senator Barack Obamas acceptance speech Thursday night unquestionably confronted two of his greatest challenges.
One was to help voters, in emotion-laden language, to connect his promise of change to more earthly policy proposals, the other to show he could take the fight to Senator John McCain over Mr. Obamas own image and the best way forward for the nation.
Mr. Obama showed real fire, and directed memorable fire at his opponent, even on Mr. McCains signature issue, national security. If John McCain wants to have a debate about who has the temperament and judgment to serve as the next commander in chief, thats a debate Im ready to have, he said.
Mr. Obama is a natural speechmaker, as Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton reminded voters (in a negative way) throughout their primary battle. He has always excelled at making the best case for himself, never more so than in his breakthrough speech probably his best one yet at the 2004 Democratic National Convention.
And if this convention was dominated by the legacy of the Kennedy family on Monday night, and by the contributions and complications of the Clintons on Tuesday and Wednesday night, the spotlight shifted forward to the next generation of leadership when Mr. Obama took center stage.
It is almost a cliché of this election that many Americans, despite a 20-month-old campaign, still lack a strong notion of who Mr. Obama is. In the most personal sense, his speech was not particularly illuminating on this score. He spent far more time talking about struggling Americans whose hopes he related to than wearing his emotions on his sleeve or reaching across historys divide to talk about race.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
The last two days the lead headline has been in bigger block letters than when Neil Armstrong landed on the moon, enough said.
Once again, Obama proves he can read a good speech.
The only way the DNC can get his poll numbers up is to put him in hiding and keep him away from impromptu off-the-cuff news events..... as he has been this past week.
That way his handlers can choreograph his personna, and make him look like a reasonable guy.
Once he is on his own again, the true Obama will be on display.... uh.., er...ahhem... duhhh.
If only Bush had done this and nothing more for Katrina.
If you need a sarcasm tag.........
Barry has ducked McCain's offers of debate and townhalls all summer. NOW he's ready? Don't think so, not now and not ever.
Barry said, “Do tell me Democrats can't keep us safe”. Uh, NO THEY CAN'T!
That's it? I'm ready to debate? That's directing fire at a national security stud? [guffaw]
Well, Lord Obama, I'm happy that you're FINALLY ready to debate, after weeks of running like a frightened child and sending your Stormtroopers after anyone that criticizes you. Commence debating, please.
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