"No way, no how, no McCain!"
Two nights and the two most outstanding speeches have been by a prospective first lady and a former one.
What a great convention speech! Hillary Clinton was fired up. She was on point. She surely erased any doubts about her support for Barack Obama.
“It is time to take back the country we love... And whether you voted for me or you voted for Barack, the time is now to unite as a single party with a single purpose. …"
--“We are on the same team, and none of us can afford to sit on the sidelines, No way, no how. No McCain.”
"Barack Obama is my candidate. And he must be our President."
--“It makes sense that George Bush and John McCain will be together next week in the Twin Cities, because these days they’re awfully hard to tell apart.”
--“I want you to ask yourselves: Were you in this campaign just for me? Or were you in it for that young Marine and others like him? Were you in it for that mom struggling with cancer while raising her kids? Were you in it for that boy and his mom surviving on the minimum wage?”
Perhaps now the idiots in the media will shut up about Democratic division. No. That's too much to hope. And the other idiots who refuse to countenance a sliver of genuine feeling, an iota of civic conscience, a breath of patriotism in a Clinton, will find ways to interpret her words in some selfish way. But this was a major setback for the professional Hillary-despisers. And a very bad night for the Republicans generally. I was most pleased at the clarity of her point-by-point exposition of the differences in Barack Obama's proposals and the same old failed Republican policies of John McCain.
I have always admired the sincerity, intelligence, conviction of Hillary Clinton. She has consistently gotten a bad rap from the press, from the Republican wrong-wing, and even from some Democrats.
Way to go, Hillary! If you decide to run again in 2016 and I'm still around to help, give me a call.