Friday, August 29, 2008

The Speech

I am still absorbing Obama's nomination acceptance speech a day later. Without trying to be melodramatic I believe it was one of the best speeches I have heard in my lifetime. I think it was that historic of a moment.

The punditocracy has not surprisingly moved on to the next story with McCain's surprising VP pick today. Frankly the selection baffles me -- at least from an initial impression standpoint. I really thought McCain would pick the Minnesota governor, Pawlenty, to counter the out-of-touch argument and score points with social conservatives.

I suppose choosing Sarah Palin will play well with the social conservative base. But I think choosing a two-year governor of a state with fewer people than metro Raleigh and a former mayor of an Alaskan town of 9,000 people is a knee-jerk reaction at best and a Hail Mary at worst. But I'll stop there -- need to remember to keep an open mind and get more information before passing judgment.

So back to the speech. I'm posting it on the blog really to document this moment. I hope to be able to look back on this years from now and tell my kids about the excitement, patriotism, and feeling of unity that Obama brought to America and the world in 2008.

More to come in the days ahead. Looking forward to a 3-day holiday weekend. For our readers who are sick of my fawning over Barack Obama I'll try to get some pix of the kids out here to break the political cycle! :-)


1 comment:

ashley said...

Thanks for putting new pictures of the kids on soon! You know that not everyone who reads your blog is an Obama fan...believe it or not, it's true. For the record, I think putting Palin on the ticket is a brilliant idea! I am excited about the RNC next week and the debates to come!