The Main Event: John Kerry Hits it Out of the Park

Kerry is here. He's pumped. He's happy. Check out his face. The crowd is wild. Everyone is on their feet shouting "Kerry, Kerry, Kerry." The bloggers are all typing fast and furious now.

I'm John Kerry and I'm reporting for duty."

We're here to make America stronger at home and respected in the world. Tonight I am home."

He's passionate. He clicks with the audience.

His delivery is perfect. We've never seem him this good. He's done it. He's over the top with this crowd:

I will be a commander-in-chief who will never mislead us into war. I will have a vice president who will not conduct secret meetings with polluters to rewrite our environmental laws. I will have a Secretary of Defense who will listen to the best advice of our military leaders. And I will appoint an Attorney General who actually upholds the Constitution of the United States....."My fellow Americans, this is the most important election of our lifetime. The stakes are high...

He's preaching to the choir now.

Kerry moves on to Teresa. This crowd loves her. She's awash in white tonight. She is bursting with pride, you can see it in her eyes and smile.

Now Kerry hits Bush on the war--without ever mentioning his name:

The United States never goes to war because we want to, we only go to war because we have to.....

He presents an exit strategy to bring our troops home.

Best line so far:

I defended this country as a young man and I will defend it as President.

The next theme: "Help is on the way." Nice synergy with Edwards' "Hope is on the Way."

The future doesn't belong to fear it belongs to freedom."

He won't privatize social security. The crowd roars. He hits tax cuts.

We've been saying it for at least a month and now we're convinced: Bush is toast.

Welcome John Kerry, our next President.

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