History in the Making

Are you watching tonight? There’s no way I couldn’t! Tonight, before an enthusiastic audience estimated at 80,000 in Denver’s football stadium and millions around the world, Barack Obama will make a truly historic speech.

The first African American to be a major party’s nominee for President will deliver his acceptance speech. This historic occasion is taking place on the 45th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s, “I Have A Dream” speech. To an avowed Obama supporter like myself, this feels like destiny. The wellspring of emotion inside me is on overdrive already.

Stevie Wonder just rocked the house with Signed, Sealed, Delivered (LOL at Pat Buchanan during that, by the way), and now Al Gore is giving his speech. I figured I should keep a thread open for any of you who wanted to share your thoughts here, as history unfolds before our very eyes.

What are you thinking, feeling, and noticing bellas? I feel pretty positive right now. YES, WE CAN!

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  1. mshotspot70 says:

    It is great so far…I could not wait to go home and watch.

  2. LBellatrix says:

    We’re having a “watch party” over at Nappturality… :D

    I don’t have TV reception so I’m watching MSNBC online. Last night it cut out on me after about 90 minutes…it BED NOT do it this time!

    Sorry, gotta go…Michael McDonald is about to sing. He’s one of the three white singers (Tom Jones and Barbra Streisand being the other two) my mom likes.

  3. It’s the rise of the Black Man again… I am glad to have lived to see it.

    Let me confess, i have never heard Obama make a speech. I have not followed the election at all. I am just not very interested in American politics, because it’s all a game… but maybe with a Brother in charge of Slavery Inc. things will start to change in the way things get done. I believe it already has, because all is like ripples in the way the Universe works… if gives us what we need when we need it, and the world needs to see something like this.

    It means we are changing, growing, maturing as a species…

    I will watch CNN for the second time tonight , since the July 7, 2005 bombings in London. I watched Michelle Obama’s speech earlier this week, and that was actually the first time I’ve watched CNN since then. I was living in London at the time, and that got me to watch.

    I was very impressed with her. I thought she was magnificent… an impressive woman. Their mutual energy and admiration for him and his for her was extraordinary to watch.

    I will watch his acceptance speech tonight, and probably only watch again if he wins. I in fact eschew almost all television. I only watch Battlestar Galactica, because it’s the only television worth watching.

    I like that it’s a Black man this time… I really do. It’s exactly what America needs. After so many years of the dark yoke of the Republican party, it’s extremely clever of the Democratic party to put forward a Black man in this time, in this when, in this here and now.

    If I was living in America, and the right to vote, I would vote for the first time in my life for Obama. Even though I think the political system is a crock. I think he’s a political candidate that can motivate America to start thinking outside of the box they’ve been in, and I would want to be a part of it.

    Apologies for any caustic tone you’re picking up on… but I live in the Third World and I was born into a very lefty, Black Power, revolutionary family… so my rheteroric always seems coloured by that.

    BUT, I still like what I am seeing. It’s a pleasure to the eyes, the senses and sensibility.

    Couple it with the absolutely electrifying performance of Usain Bolt and the entire Jamaican team, in fact the WHOLE Caribbean at these games in China, I am glad to say I am living in times where I could see this pour out of the idiot box. No joke.

    We’ll see how it all ends up though won’t we?

    Bless Mama… Bless up IYA! Enjoy!

    Blessings and Good Things to you…

    sungoddess

  4. Bella I’m glued to the tube.

    How exciting that on this historic day, 45 years since Dr. King made his ‘I Have Dream Speech’, that the first African American will make his acceptance speech for President. If Dr. King were alive today, I know he would be so proud. I am so proud right now, words can not express.

  5. glued to the tube…YES WE CAN!!!!! I can feel it in my bones, in my blood, and it makes me giddy with hope and joy.

  6. I LOVE how he’s going hard on McCain’s policies. And I LOVE that he’s being specific about his objectives. This is solid.

  7. Oh bella…

    Speechless..

    I started tearing up when they played the video.

    I am so proud. I feel honored, humbled and blessed to witness this moment in time. I don’t have children, but I feel a little more hopeful for the future of the next generation…

  8. …. and here comes the tears. I can’t help myself. I think this is amazing.

  9. Incredible. I am speechless right now.

  10. I cried through the beginning and again at the end…

  11. I am so proud at this moment. Glad to be alive to witness history in the making.

  12. bella! i was dancing and screaming like i was in the crowd!
    amazing!

  13. Anita Greenkard says:

    I feel so blessed to be a part of the Obama For Change Movement. What God has for him no one can take away. I am worried due to the “three” attempts on his life, but God is in charge, and no protection is greater! Yes We Can, and Thank God for Change!!!!!

  14. YES WE CAN! YES WE CAN! I’m so proud and wish I could have been there. He did a great job tonight. Go OBAMA GO :))

  15. edessedesigns says:

    This was a great speech. He really knocked it out of the park! I’m ready for the debates!

  16. He did an amazing job! I can’t wait for President Obama!

  17. I’m Kenyan and woke up at 5 in the morning to watch the speech. I know not going to vote in this election, but it brings tears to my eyes when i think about what this means not just for America, but for the whole world.

    Believe me when I tell you that we know what a historic moment this is and what it means not just to Black Americans, but to all people of colour everywhere.

    I am so proud of Barack and Michelle, and the millions of Americans who had the courage and conviction to stand up and be counted and turn the world on its head.

    It also makes me proud that a little part of Barack is Kenyan, even though we cannot lay claim to him.

    Bella, I can’t stop crying! YES YOU CAN!!!

  18. I cried. It was so moving. I wish I was there. It was more then “history” This was the beginning of a revolution of change. Hopefully “America” takes heed that indeed we are ALL created equal.

  19. Mrs.Mckinzie says:

    I called my sister on the phone so that she could turn it on for my nephews ages 11 and 12.They need to see that a black man can do anything even if someone tells him that he is not good enough or smart enough.The energy is so intense that I feel as if i’m there.Jesse Jackson really should be very ashamed right now.

  20. ChocolateOrchid says:

    I don’t think I expected to see this in my lifetime. I am truly elated, proud, and moved. His speech was awesome. He did it!! And he worked McCain over. He laid out his plan in specific’s.

    I almost feel euphoric right now.

  21. Margaret Cooley says:

    I am so excited! I wish my parents were here to see this day. This is everything they worked for – passing the legacy to the next generation. Preparing black children to take their rightful place in this society.

    Barack is from my generation. We are the heirs of the civil rights movement and I’m so happy to be here to see part of that dream come to fruition.

    I’ll ask everyone I see if they’re registered to vote and make sure they get registered if they’re not!

    We can all do our part to make sure President Obama is swore in come January 2009!

  22. Truly amazing. I cried tears of joy, but I’m so excited that I can’t fall asleep. *Sigh*

    In your face Republicans! You just got served! Get ready to be KO’d in Nov!

    Barack Obama will change the direction of this country, but he needs our help. I’m already involved, and I hope others will too. Every little bit helps whether it’s money, phone calls, voter registration, etc. This is not just Barack’s time, but our time too. We have to take back government starting on the local level all the way to the White House. We have to make government be more accountable for their actions. It’s time for all people to be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

    Change We Can Believe In!

    This is the beginning of a brighter future for America. One People, One Nation. Yes We Can! Yes We Can!

    Obama/Biden 08

  23. Love, love, love! Obama rocked it amazing. I started crying when John Lewis spoke, knowing he still has visible scars from the Civil Rights movement on his face. I cried when I saw the video of Obama seeing his family, especially the pictures of his mother. Then the minute our next president walked on stage, the tears flowed for real. His speech was perfect. We are so lucky to have him, honestly we are and he is lucky to have us – now we have to get to work.

    Obama ’08.

  24. Woo, bellas…. I tossed and turned and had crazy dreams last night. I almost came downstairs at 4 a.m. to check the comments and make sure the loonies from the Michelle speech didn’t come back to crash the party. Some racist keeps posting really offensive stuff on one of my older posts, and last night it just got under my skin. So happy to see that everyone here has two eyes wide open and saw the same thing I did. I think he did a brilliant job of outlining specific policies and silencing his critics, all while inspiring hope. It was amazing. I feel even more optimistic than I did before!

  25. warrior11209 says:

    YES WE CAN!!! Great speech – watched it w/ my family and although we were all tired after the speech – we stayed up and talked about the moment – it was so interesting to hear what my two teenagers had to say – this was a historic moment that occurred on the same day as the March on Washington and MLK’s speech. I plan on working HARD in NJ to get Obama elected in 68 days.
    I’m signing off because I am now rambling.

  26. Markeysha Evans says:

    I am inspired and I can now look at my son and with certainty tell him that you can be anything you want even president. And you can bring home a good women like Michelle Obama! LOL

    I cried, for those that have left us and left us with a broken past, that they fought for us to have the ability to be able to sit down and have a descent meal, use of bathrooms, water fountains, to walk down the street with our heads held high, good schools, good jobs. The ones that have gone home before us I know with certainty are dancing in the streets of paved Gold in Heaven!!! shouting Halleluiah, Halleluiah and I shout with them!

  27. mochachoc says:

    I’m not an American but I tell you he gets my vote. I felt stirred to the core. Oh and didn’t Mrs Obama look wonderful.

    I found it interesting that a reporter remarked that Mr Obama has two problems: race and he’s too cerebral. I nearly fell off my chair. So its ok to be dumb and white but not black and intelligent.

  28. I also cried from beginning to end. I was on the phone with my cousin who lives in California and we happy and a bit sad, we so wished that our elder family member who have passed on could have witnessed the events that happened last night.

    YES WE CAN!!!

    OBAMA ’08!

  29. cosmicsistren says:

    I was moved by the speech but I am more moved by all the wonderful comments posted here.

    @ mochachoc – I specifically didn’t want to watch any of the so called analysts and pundits give their speech directly after hearing it. I was floating on cloud 9 and I wanted to go to sleep feeling that way.

    Off topic – Did anyone see The Black List on HBO? I couldn’t go to sleep after President Obama’s speech so I stayed up and watched it. Truly inspirational as well. It made me believe that I can truly do anything.

  30. cosmicsistren says:

    oops…. meant to write opinion instead of speech.

  31. I’m so proud!!… Prior to MLK’s “I Have a Dream” speech, I’m elated to see that another historical event took place on 8/28 (which also happens to be my bday!!). This has been another major milestone for America -COLLECTIVELY. It’s not about race, I think this is all about US, as a nation.

  32. I only watched the first 15 mins or so of the speech. All I wanted to hear was Obama say “I accept your nomination for president of the United States….” Nothing else mattered to me. It was great to hear someone other than an old white man say those words.

    Aferwards, I started signing the theme song to the Jefferson… “Well we moving on up….” I can’t wait till Nov 4. Just to think that 10 weeks from now we will have our first African American president. I will be in D.C. to witness Obama being sworn in. Just the thought of it brings chills to my bones.

  33. Obama brought it. Period. Just enough heat, just enough hope. It was beautiful.

  34. I will never forget last night, it was my girl’s 10th birthday and we capped off the night by hanging out with Obama’s Campaign at Bamboo Grill. Out of no where they brought her up front and sang happy birthday to her! They put her to work that night too, signing up bilingual volunteers. At age 10, even she knew the significance of her bday being on the anniversary of King’s speech, and on Obama’s nomination being on the same day. She will be telling her kid’s about that day.

  35. did you all see the hug Barack and Michelle shared at the end???
    That was amazing y’all black love! black love!!

  36. I stayed glued to the TV. This is a turning point in American history and I hope we as Americans make the right choice, to pull together and move forward together with a new vision for the future.

    YES WE CAN!!!

  37. Here at home in Trinidad we had 2 tvs going & were grouped around them. I hope that it contiues to go well for Barack.

  38. I am an American currently residing in the Caribbean and even here the power of that speech has inspired and touched people. It made the front page of our paper and we’ve been talking about it all morning . My eyes watered up a bit as well during the speech (smile). While watching that speech I thought back to a PBS program that included Chris Rock. The program showcased genealogical research on well-known African-Americans. They found that one of his ancestors was a politician. He not only looked amazed but also made several comments that centered-around the notion that having this knowledge a person would be empowered enough that they could believe that they could become anything. I was saddened by his comments yet I fully understood what he meant. Last night just reaffirmed for me…how profoundly proud I am of my race and what we have accomplished. With the Obamas now thrust in the forefront… we/ our children have yet another strong reflection of what we/our children too can aspire to become. It just confirms that there is no dream too small that can not be accomplished with hard work, intelligence, positivity and humbleness.

  39. Dad and Mom says:

    It was an exceptionally good speech that was well delivered. If he does not change (his wife too) and he keps his promises, he will be a great President. He will need all the support, goodwill and prayers that he can get.
    A great period in time.

  40. edessedesigns says:

    I hear McCain may choose Palin! That’s history in the making as well! I really like Palin. If she got the nod, this will be a fascinating campaign season!

  41. warrior11209 says:

    edessedesigns – you beat me to it – I just heard about Palin. I can not wait for the debates amongst the candidates and the discussions that I will have with friends and foes alike. No sleep for me until Election day!!

  42. I’m so happy to be alive right now to witness this history. I’m also really glad that my nieces, nephews and little cousins are growing up a concrete example that the sky is the limit. Obama, baby!

  43. flygyrl72 says:

    I am still buzzed from last night! I mean, I don’t think I ever really thought in my heart of hearts that the day would come. Last night, I realized that I’d been holding my breath, fearing some bombshell would drop, up until he walked out & accepted. SO incredible! I’m rejuvenated & ready to go out & kick some butt on his behalf. I’m bubbly, but this thing ain’t done til November… I’m telling you, ya’ll about to see him at his best. Cannot wait for the debates. It’s go time!

  44. flygyrl72 says:

    On another note, I had a heart attack twice while those damn fireworks were exploding…I was like OMG!!! Are those shots?! Don’t they know not to have any firecrackers popping off on the same stage as the first Black presidential candidate?…LOL…

  45. So you all really mean to tell me that you’d heard about Palin before today? I’m glad it’s her that Biden has to go up against in the debates. I’m sure he’s smiling from ear to ear. And I really hope McCain doesn’t think she’s going to win over any Hillary voters. They wanted Hillary–not ANY woman.

  46. flygyrl72 says:

    Speaking of Palin, I’ve been googling her & she’s a definite conservative. Pro life, except in cases of life or death for the mother. Meaning that if someone gets raped, then they’d be forced to have the child. Which will not endear her to a lotta women voters that were mad about HRC. And she’s a creationist, meaning she doesn’t believe in the theory of evolution & supports creationism being taught in public schools. Overall though, I think he made a mistake in picking her. It goes against his argument that Barack isn’t ready to lead, cause she’s only been governor for like 2 years. And she’d be second in line if he croaked while being president. And it makes him look like he’s bending over backwards just to pick up the the disgruntled Hilary dissenters, who, except for the rabid crazy ones, are either gonna stay home or vote for Obama anyways in November.

  47. flygyrl72 says:

    And what the heck is goin on with her hairdo? Is that a ponytail? She’s like 2 steps away from a beehive ala Amy Winehouse…

  48. Bella.

    I watched history in the making and the faces of the women who cried in the Denver Crowd. I just love.love.love this man named Obama. Two hundred years from now our children’s children will be awe inspired by this man of greatness.

  49. Historic. Magnificent. Profound. And most importantly I felt it was 100% sincere. I’m not saying this because he’s a black man, I’m saying this because he is a man FOR Americans. I love that quote from Oprah – she said it best. I must admit that I shed a tear or two at the historic nature of his standing on that podium, but it was also because I do honestly feel that he is definitely the best qualified for the position. I mean, how can you not?

    Obama/Biden 08!

  50. Great speech! I am an immigrant to North America from completely different culture and 100% can relate to what he said. Making your life work is a major issue for me because I am kind of between my old home and new, its not bad, just something to face and live with everyday. He spoke the TRUTH and not often do you meet a politician who you don’t have to decypher. For me was like a fresh breath of air, finally someone is SPEAKING ! I will be so happy if he wins!!!

  51. edessedesigns says:

    flygryl:

    That’s shallow–her hairstyle?

    I think that this was a brilliant, I say BRILLIANT move on McCain’s part. He takes away a lot of the novelty that embodied Obama. Either way, this election is historic.

    Palin is conservative, she’s cute, she’s young, and she’s no nonsense. She is JUST what the republicans needed to sway anyone looking for a reason not to vote for Obama. It has very little to do with trying to sway Hillary supporters.

    As for her experience–she’s running for vice president. She has more than enough experience for that position–she is running a state. Regardless of the size, it is an executive position.

    If Obama can run the country, she can too.

    I’m so happy to see a woman on the ticket, you have no idea!

  52. It was simply amazing. Obama was not playing around! And I don’t know how Michelle held it together without crying because I was a hot mess! Simply amazing!

  53. Sorry as a woman I am not happy to see Palin on the ticket as I completely disagree with her hard core right wing politics. If she were a man I would be opposed to her.

    Saying that Yeah! a woman is on the ticket and therefore women should vote for her is insulting. I wouldn’t vote fore Clarence Thomas or Alan Keyes. I am supporting Obama because I belief he can do a better job than McCain.

    That McCain would pick someone like Palin by passing Elizabeth Dole, Christine Todd Whitman, Kay Bailey Hutchinson and other much more qualified women, speaks volumes. Palin is Dan Qualye all over again. McCain made a pick that could maybe help him win not lead our country.

    Obama picked someone who could actually step in as President.

    This country is in a huge mess. I do not want someone who is anti-science any where near the Presidency.

    I think Biden will have to be careful during the debates. He can’t come across as a bully.

    November is going to be interesting. Many voters do not look at the issues, the far right base that was going to stay home because they HATE McCain will vote because of Palin and the PUMAs will show their true colors and vote for McCain/Palin proving they were never support HRC because of her politics.

  54. Hey Bella! I left a reply late last night, and it hasn’t posted yet. It had a link to an article about how many people saw Obama’s speech (38 millon, WOW!). Maybe it got flagged as spam??

  55. edessedesigns says:

    “Saying that Yeah! a woman is on the ticket and therefore women should vote for her is insulting.”
    ——————————————————————–

    To you, I understand. But you and I are not the same. So your argument is void. You assume that people have not done their research and don’t give voters enough credit.

    I don’t think that is McCain’s mission though and I think that both the left and the media have it wrong. McCain will take disgruntled Hillary voters but he is more concerned about getting the staunch conservatives. He lost many key states to Huckabee, many conservatives were talking about sitting this one out, now, they feel invigorated by this choice–and I could see why. Conservatives are….conservative. She represents every their ideas, they should be happy with the pick. She will never get the feminist vote, McCain’s camp knows that.

    I am an independent voter. I carefully watch BOTH sides of the coin. I have always been impressed with Mrs. Palin–especially when she became Governor of Alaska.

    She’s more than capable to be on the vice president ticket–especially given that she’s run both a town and a state and especially since Obama has done neither and he’s running as PRESIDENT. If you look at John McCain’s record, he’s never played by the book…EVER. Which is why I scratch my head when Obama compares him to Bush and it is Biden who voted right in tow with Bush.

    It makes you go hmmm….

    The change that Obama has talked about, she has delivered. That can’t be disputed. Look at her history (outside of Wiki) she is an amazing candidate and will greatly serve the needs of the conservatives. She’s balanced budgets, fought corruption, and inspired her constituents. She’s a solid choice.

    Will they win? I don’t know. Did it sway my vote to him? Not yet. But it sure does put a spin on things.

    As I’ve been reminded on this very blog–don’t hate the play, hate the game.

  56. If Obama wins, I am definitely buying a new outfit and dressing head-to-toe in grandour to wear on the Mall. Why? I am reminded of the times in history when our people were dressed to the nines to represent themselves en masse. Take a look at the old Civil Rights pictures. Classy. We can go down in history as a beautiful people representing a man who’s for ALL the people. And, no, I’m not concerned about this election just so I can buy an outfit, for all those who scrutinize every comment. I am looking forward to this moment in history and how it will be recorded.

  57. edesse — I don’t think nyc/caribbean ragazza was speaking so much specifically to you as to the women who are looking for a reason to not vote for Obama, who won’t be doing any research, but just blindly voting on gender. And there are quite a few of them. I saw a news report on TV late last night that just sunk my heart, this former Hillary supporter basically said “she’s a woman and that’s good enough for me.” That made me so sad. (for the record, it also makes me sad to hear black people say that’s the sole reason they’re voting for Obama. I am all about making informed choices).

    John McCain made a very strategic pick here. It DOES make me go hmmmm.

    I can’t say that I know a great deal about Palin. Her anti-science, pro-life stance is enough to let me know that she’s not the candidate for me. We are living in very interesting times, and this election is one for the history books. I just pray that when we look back on November 2008, we can honestly say that it was a turning point for the better. To paraphrase The Beatles, it can’t get no worse.

    Mona — I’ve been getting spam attacked this week, so let me look through and see if I can find your comment… if I can’t, please e mail me the link at bella@afrobella.com, I’d love to read the article.

  58. edessedesigns says:

    bella:

    I know–in my response to her I use both “Me” and “them”. I am making a case for those she speaks of and myself who is very much open to supporting Palin. I don’t want my or their decision to be boiled down to one we made simply because Palin is a woman.

    We are all looking for reasons not to vote for someone as this choice leads us to reasons to vote for someone. As one poster stated earlier: She does not support Palin because she is anti-science. This too is a reason to not vote someone which will undoubtedly influence her to vote for Obama. I’m looking for reasons to not vote for Obama and I am looking for reasons to not vote for McCain and I will use these reasons to actually vote for one of them.

    McCain made a very BRILLIANT pick. If you don’t know much about her, I strongly suggest you go to Youtube and see some interviews of her, she is fascinating, quick, clear, and intelligent she’s more than just a “woman candidate” just as Obama is more than just a “black candidate”. She’s a go-getter, she creates her future by her own wit and intelligence. What many have talked about doing once elected, she has actually delivered. She’s change I can actually see and measure.

    She’s just what this whole campaign season needed.

    Me, being a believer in meritocracy can certainly appreciate what she brings to the table and would be insulted if someone thought that I may support her simply because she is a woman.

    She does have her work cut out for her, it is not a sure thing, she has to prove herself.

    I’m officially excited.

  59. flygyrl72 says:

    Edesse: Shallow or not, her hair is wack. All the way. It certainly isn’t presidential. She’s gonna need a makeover before it’s over.
    Anyways, it’s a joke…relax.

    May I remind you that this isn’t even that groundbreaking considering the Dems did the same thing in ’84 w/ Mondale & Ferraro? And they lost too…

    And for weighing both sides of the coin before you consider, that’s valid, especially when the candidates are similar ala Obama & Clinton in the primary. But these two are night & day, it isn’t rocket science.

    Obama has a very clear stance about how he’s gonna handle Iraq & the Middle East, global warming, the economy, etc. And McCain does too. They have VERY differing opinions on the way this country needs to go forward.
    And when elected, each one is going to push his political party’s agenda when they get to DC. It ain’t that hard to tell them apart. It comes down to whose view you’re more in alignment with.

    I just don’t think Palin was the strongest VP choice for McCain. She is well-liked in her state, I think she has an approval rating of like 80%, but I know she’s under state investigation about using her clout to fire someone in regards to something to do with her former brother in law, don’t know the details. She also tried to sue the Interior Dept. for putting polar bears on the Endangered Species list. She says the research isn’t there to justify adding them, but all the state biologists, researchers, & environmental groups say that she’s blatantly lying, I don’t know all the details on this either…

    Him choosing her is a questionable move, not brilliant at all. And it’s showing more of his poor judgement.

    Also, I think you need to go back & look at his record again. That whole “maverick” image is blown out of proportion. He has voted with Bush more than 90% of the time since Bush has been in the White House. Basically, this guy, who did used to have some maverick/independent streaks & work across party lines, sold his soul to get W & Company’s help to be nominated the Republican presidential nominee.

    Whatever he used to stand for, he doesn’t anymore. Go look it up, he has moved more & more to the right as his career has gone on. He used to be critical of a lot of Bush’s policies, but now, they’re bosum buddies.

    If you like the guy, you like the guy, but quit saying he’s a maverick, cause he’s not.

    Cannot wait for the debates.

  60. Obama moved me in so many ways. I’m very proud of him, he delivered and I believe that he and Biden can & will make a difference.

    Mccain…..his choice for vp made me laugh, because God forbid if this guy happen to slip on a banana Palin would be president. Now really, credentials aside……hmmm good for her, it still doesn’t mean she’s that experienced. Thats a major problem.

  61. ****banana peel

  62. Thanks Bella…please Edessedesigns know that I wasn’t trying to be disrespectful.

    I was responding to your excitement that a woman was on the ticket. All I am saying is let’s look at the issues and her policies.

    (slightly off topic. I assume you live in Alaska, since you were a fan of Palin before she became Gov. Did you grow up there? It’s a place I would love to visit.)

    Maybe I do underestimate some voters but given what has happened in this country the last 8 years do you blame me? I worked in national politics in my 20s. The sad thing is many people do not look at issues or records. They will vote against their best interests to vote for someone who “seems like a nice guy that you can have a beer with”.

    I love how McCain slammed Obama for his ” young age” and for his “lack of experience” then he picks Palin without even vetting her properly. They have met only twice.

    Sorry I do not see Palin sitting across from Putin telling him to stop invading Georgia. Or talking to Sarkosy about terrorist cells in France. I could see Obama, HRC, Biden, Romney, Hutchinson, etc. having these conversations. Palin? no way now how.

    Everything I have read and seen about her convinces me more and more she is not ready to be VP or President of America.

    This was a cynical pick to shore up the very far right of the republican party. Cynical as in McCain is actually more moderate than this pick and he has sold his soul to Rove. I do not understand what is going on with McCain. What happened to the Straight Talk Express?

  63. Leaving aside the question of her qualifications and whether Palin’s conservative credentials will really appeal to staunch HRC supporters, I have to wonder about the wisdom of picking a VP who is the subject of an ongoing investigation – http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/story?id=5687512&page=1

    The investigation may very well exonerate Gov Palin but why provide the other side with an easy talking point?

  64. In a nutshell, Palin tried to have someone fire her brother-in-law and when he wouldn’t do it she fired him instead. Luckily, this guy spoke up so people know exactly who they’re dealing with. If the ongoing investigation goes in her favor and she doesn’t get kicked out of politics, then she will do the job she was hired to do and motivate the right-wing of the Republican party to come out and vote.
    Hillary voters are hardly going to swing from pro-choice, moderate Hillary to conservative, gun-toting, pro-life Palin. I think we can agree that both democrats and republicans are happy with McCain’s choice for different reasons. With the bump in the polls Obama and Biden got coming out of the DNC, all they have to do is keep campaigning, keep motivating their own base, make sure the 4 million newly registered dems come out to vote, and keep the message short and concise during the debates.

  65. Ben Stein on Fox news: “Ah, it could work. I don’t think it’s going to work because I think Obama, ah, people… I think, if I may say so, there’s just too many people who are not going to vote for a black candidate. But, ah, especially a black angry candidate. I hate to say that because I abhor racism but I don’t think it’s going to work for that reason.

  66. Ok it may have already been said but what songs typify the Change that Obama promises? I like “A Change is gona come” Sam Cooke and “Man in the Mirror” Michael Jackson. Do you peeps know of any other positive change songs? – Please let us know.

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