Thoughts on Feb. 2 DNC speeches
Today's DNC speeches were broadcast on C-SPAN. I was able to watch Barack Obama, John Edwards, Wes Clark, Dennis Kucinich and Hillary Clinton. Here is my short take on their speeches.
Obama still has it! He spoke clearly to our situation, concerns, and hopes. He knows not only what he wants to do, but why, and it's refreshing after decades of Democrats who have their fingers in the wind.
Edwards is there too. He has been working for the past two years to set up this presidential run, and he knows what he's doing. He also connects very well.
Wes Clark is a remarkably soft-spoken person. He is learning how to be effective with that style, and certainly knows what's wrong with our foreign and military situation. I don't know if he's running in '08, but look for him to be someone's running mate -- this speech seemed to be geared toward that end.
More to come -- including a review of Hillary. Read on!
The second half of Kucinich's speech, when he talked about his trip to a southern Lebanon cemetary, was very moving. Unfortunately, the first half of the speech sounded like a bad campaign speech from a semi-lunatic.
Hillary gave what was mostly a pep talk. She can rouse the troops, and she's (mostly) very slick, but she didn't show the vision to lead.
Tomorrow, we'll be hearing from other Democratic candidates, including Joe "Foot-in-mouth" Biden.