The polls showing McCain in a dead heat must have reached the Obama camp. In a speech that was less than motivating, Mrs. Obama gave the key note speech at the Democratic Convention tonight.
In the course of 20 minutes, Mrs. Obama successfully mentioned the following key phrases: Chicago, Hillary Clinton, college, values, Joseph Biden, and her children. In a final effort to endure the women in the audience to not vote for McCain the Obamas pawned out their children in a dialogue with Barack Obama.
The bottom line is that the polls really question whether Obama is ready to lead the country. Is he too radical? Is the fact that he and his running mate are the most liberal people (ranked 1 and 3) in Congress? Or, is it that the Hillary supporters just got fed up with the bait and switch?
The answer is all three. Bill Maher on MSNBC all but called anyone who did not support Obama as stupid. "They actually believe that drilling off shore will lower the price of oil," he said. I guess since I didn't go to Cornell then I can't possibly comprehend supply and demand economics.
This was a focused group speech that had been tested. We've seen the real Michelle Obama when she was ad lib and we know how she really feels--she's not proud of the U.S.; she wanted to scratch out Bill Clinton's eyes because he did some stump speeches for one of Obama's opponents; and any challenge from the media means they are evil doers.
For me the big ticket is Hillary Clinton's speech. Oh, I hope she will not disappoint. Please let the Hillary supporters come large and in-charge.