August 27, 2008

Day 2 Convention Thoughts

Hillary did well, I admit it. While you can't convince me she didn't have her fingers crossed the entire time, she seemed sincere, and was totally, refreshingly unequivical about the need to elect Obama. Now, hopefully, the "feud" and the "influence" of the PUMAs can cease to be Topic A of the convention.

Still though, as a Minnesotan, I was offended by her comparison of Bush and McCain to "the Twin Cities."

The rest of the night, with one exception, was underwhelming. Mark Warner just about put me to sleep- it sounded like everyone in the crowd was talking over it- while Bob Casey was, as usual, less than impressive as a speaker. But hey, nice of everyone- including James Carville, who was there- to keep perpetuating the myth that Casey Sr. was barred from the 1992 convention for being pro-life.

Especially embarrassing? This attempt at a "four more months!" catchphrase. Didn't anyone notice that four months from now, it'll be December, and Dubya will still have a month to go in office?

The one excellent speech, though, was given by Brian Schweitzer, on energy. This is why some, led by Nate Silver, pushed for him to be the veep pick. Why couldn't he give the keynote?

UPDATE: Had any doubt just how much Olbermann and Matthews hate each other? Here's more:

Posted by Stephen Silver at August 27, 2008 12:22 AM

Oh to be a fly on the wall during the next commercial break!

I, too, am saddened that Bush/McCain are somehow comparable to Minneapolis/St. Paul. Does this make Ron Paul Bloomington?

Posted by: Jeremy at August 27, 2008 01:03 AM

I didnt know that at all. I just figured at this point everyone ignored Chris Matthews...

Posted by: A at August 27, 2008 01:36 AM
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