Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Thoughts on Michelle Obama's speech

Well, Michelle Obama gave her speech at the Democratic National Convention last night.

We said it would be all smiles and unabashed pride for her country, and Michelle delivered.

Honestly. It was a good speech. It was delivered gracefully. It hit all the right notes. It did much more good for her and Barack than bad. In fact, there really isn’t anything bad to say about it stylistically.

Sure, we could criticize the content of the speech on a number of points. But for those who tuned in last night not having paid much attention to this race, or not having as of yet any firm position on the candidates, Michelle gave a speech that really doesn’t merit much criticism.

And we won’t criticize it.

And we will praise profusely whoever it was that decided to have her give a speech that was under 11 minutes. Generations from now, we may be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when...the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal. In fact, if Barack keeps his speech under 20 minutes, we just might consider voting for him.


Because speaking of what we may look back on one day, we will highlight this observation from Jim Geraghty, quoting Michelle and giving his retort:

[Michelle:] "Someday you're going to be telling your children about what we did together in this election." Indeed. [Jim:] "Son, I gave the Obama campaign headaches 24-7."

We're with Jim.

This is our moment! This is our time!

For the children!

Oh, but hey, great speech.

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