What a night - What a convention
by politicsmatters, Wed Aug 27, 2008 at 06:05:30 PM EDT
Something has changed. Tonight is amazing. I can feel a turn of the tide.
This wouldn't have happened without Michelle's speech on Monday and, most of all, without Hillary's speech yesterday.
But tonight the intensity and quality of speeches have been amazing. Bill Clinton is still a genius, of rhetoric and of the mastery of policy. Kerry was so strong. And (at the time this diary was written) we still have Biden on deck.
We know what matters, we know what politics is about. It's about our lives, our hopes, our possibilities. It's about the world we live in and the world we want to create.
I wanted earlier to write a diary on the amazing Obama campaign, on their ability to work at a state and local level. And if you want to read some of what I was going to draw from, you can read this: http://blogs.tnr.com/tnr/blogs/the_stump /archive/2008/08/27/the-view-from-plouff e-s-office.aspx
But that can wait until another day to have that discussion.
Tonight let us revel in a belonging to a party that has improved the lives of Americans and that will do more. Let us revel in belonging to a party that can lodge tough policy attacks but will not stoop to the personal and the petty -- but can vigorously criticize when others do so. Let us revel in belonging to a party that has always sought to involve and empower the people.
Tonight I am so very proud to be a Democrat.