Wednesday, August 27, 2008

DNC my POV 2nd night

Knowing that Hillary Clinton was featured speaker Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, I headed over to a neighborhood Dem watering hole to watch. The 10-11 hour seemed to crawl along on hands and knees.

It was a ho-hummer in the sense that I didn't feel Hillary hit anything for Barack out of the ballpark. Some other people in the room remarked that they thought Michelle Obama's smile during camera cutaways from Hillary while Mrs. C was speaking were "phoney" "forced" and "a smirk." I can't say 'cause I wasn't looking at the screen at that moment. I had closed my eyes in an attempt to "feel" Hillary's words. I didn't pick up any passion.

CBS at one point earlier in the hour presented a diehard Hillary delegate who said she'd need a "very positive" message from Hillary to switch support to Barack. Later on the same woman said she was convinced, and now supports Barack. [Was she a "plant"?] Hey, delegate lady, I'm selling a bridge you might be interested in...

In the end, I would just write last night off and re-set to Monday. The media is painting Bill Clinton as a "wild card" --- we'll see!

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