Obama's Speech: Getting The Job Done
The language did not soar. The rhetoric, tone and demeanor were down to Earth.
I give this speech, in this place, at this time, an A+. It was the right speech, with the right delivery that needed to be delivered by Barack Obama tonight. Even towards the end, where change was the discussion point, it was down to earth. And then a quick shift to why AMERICA is great. Of course the end was the soar. But it was just the end. In the live blog I wrote:
"Th[e] video is a home run for me. This is not about history, even though it is, it is about an All American Heartland, salt of the earth Barack Obama. And it works. At least for me.
. . . Obama starts the speech over the crowd. The attitude tonight is right.
Shout outs to the Clintons at the top of the speech. Very smart.
They got their heads screwed on right tonight. This is gonna be a big night.
This is the right speech for the occasion and he is delivering it beautifully. This is a home run imo.
"Eight IS Enough" sounds hokey, but that is part of its power. Why? Because you will remember it. And if you remember it you will remember that McCain is running for Bush's Third Term. The hokey phrase was no accident. It had a purpose.
BTW, this is a TV speech. This is not a speech for the live crowd. There are not that many applause lines per se. The crowd wants them but he knows his business. He is speaking to 40 million, not 80,000 in Denver.
A very professional political performance. Axelrod and Obama are on top of this thing. This speech is very reassuring to me as a question of politics.
This speech will get lukewarm reviews afterwards. I give it a rave, for that very reason. He brought it back down to Earth. He rolled up his sleeves. Even the fact that his makeup is getting a bit sweaty works for him. A little rough. A little effort. A little less cool. A lot more real. This is a winner."
I stand by that.
By Big Tent Democrat, speaking for me only
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