The DNC — Day One
Posted by Ryan on August 26, 2008
So it begins!
Michelle Obama gave last evening’s major speech where she tried to rehabilitate her image amongst the folks. Some think she did OK. Though obviously managed and edited by fierce poll-reading sycophants it didn’t really hurt in my opinion — kids, shoutouts, kinder/gentler, blah blah. I saw a re-airing of the speech and while I watched I couldn’t get past those “down-right mean” unscripted remarks she made earlier this year where she dissed an America without her husband on the verge of leading it. That’s the real unscripted M’Obama, not what we saw last night.
Ted “Fins” Kennedy gave the more notable speech of the evening, borrowing heavily from the memories of his more apt brothers and continuing the long tradition of populist welfare-state dribble from the top tier Democrat hierarchy. It was the address he should have given to that audience and his mere presence was a powerful image to hardcore Dems. If the torch is indeed being “passed again to a new generation,” then thank God it’s leaving his.
Funny thing: after the weekend where Obama picked Joe Biden as his Veep and after one full day of the Democrat National Convention, John McCain jumped ahead of Obama (46-44%) in the latest Gallup Daily tracking poll. Obviously The One will get some kind of bounce after his big speech Thursday, but for now I like the trend — the more people know about him, the lower his national numbers go!
Preview: Tonight’s the real popcorn moment…