Analysis of Michelle Obama’s Speech at the DNC

I’ll be live blogging this.  I’m watching the video now.

Looking good so far, but not as inspirational as Ted Kennedy’s.  “Who names their kid Barack Obama, so this kid has to be weird” – that’s a great quote (sorry if I screwed it up a bit).

“I didn’t see a ring on her hand.”  And he made his big move at a comapny picnic – buying ice cream, and that’s what put the relationship over the top.  I wish it were that easy for me.

Lost my video feed – hang on.

OK – video’s over, and I’m back up.

Now it’s Michelle’s brother.

Talking about caring for her family.  Talking about working and studying hard.

About Barack: “He won’t back down from any challenge.”

Michelle Obama is walking out on to the stage.  Getting a decent reception, but nothing compared to Ted Kennedy.  Actually, it’s a really calm welcome – she’s not getting a lot of enthusiasm.  Now she’s getting a little more.  And there’s a really energetic woman yelling now.

Talking about her father now – looking down on her now, and watching over her.

“The improbable journey who has led us to this moment.”

Something like “all my stake is in this election.”

Good inspirational story about her father, struggling with MS.

“The American dream endures” – that one got a nice response from the crowd.

And my liberal roommate just asked, “Who’s that old guy they keep showing?”  I said, “Joe Biden?”  “Oh, that’s who that is!”  I got a kick out of it.

Talking about Barack going to neighborhoods in need, and rebuilding communities.  “Ordinary folks doing hte best they could to build a good life.”

“America should be a place where you can make it if you try.”

Talking about military men and women going overseas to defend the country.

She mentioned Hillary Clinton – “who put those 18 million cracks in that glass ceiling.”

She mentioned Joe Biden – he got a LOT more cheers than either Clinton or Michelle did, probably more than them combined.

Something about “a tide of new hope” “and that is why I love this country.”

“I’ve tried to give back to this country that has  given me so much.”

I just got interrupted – now we’re back on welcoming troops with cheers, jobs, benefits, “health care, including mental health care.”

“Barack is running … to end the war in Iraq responsibly.”

Everybody should have “a world-class education, from pre-school, to college.”

“He’ll achieve these goals the same way he always has, by bringing us together, and reminding us how much we share, and how alike we are.”

Something about, “that thread that connects us, our belief in America.”  “One nation, even when we disagree.”

Hope to, mothers of troops, students, people in Chicago….

“Barack will fight for people like them … and bring, finally, the change that we need.”

Now she’s talking about their daughter, “determined to give her … father’s love (what she said didn’t quite make sense to me – I must’ve misheard something).”

“This time, we listened to our hopes, instead of our fears. … we decided to stop doubting and decided to start dreaming.”

“The son of a single mother from Hawaii can go all the way to the White House.”

“Tonight … let’s stand together to elect Barack Obama the President of the United States of America.  Thank you, and God bless America.”

And there’s Biden again – looking VERY happy.

It was a good speech, a little bit slow right before the end, but overall, a GREAT speech.  A good charismatic speech, a little light on substance (not as light as Kennedy’s), but these aren’t meant to be policy speeches.  I’d say it was the perfect mix of substance and “fluff” (which seems like a bad word, but it’s not) for a convention.

And now it’s on to Barack.  And his daughter keeps interrupting him.  No offense, but it’s kinda getting annoying.  But she is kinda cute.  She said, “I think she [mom] did good.”

And that’s pretty much everything for tonight, other than some closing stuff.

So, that’s all for today.  Good night, and good luck!

Done Reporting,

Ranting Republican
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6 Responses to “Analysis of Michelle Obama’s Speech at the DNC”

  1. Han Solo Says:

    Gee Michelle, Tell us how you exposed your kids to Reverends Wrights racial hatred for 20 years. What an example.

  2. Ronny Says:

    Good speech Mrs Obama. Oh my goodness San Solo her children havent even been living 16 years much less 20 years. And if you didnt sit in that Church or know the man then stop speaking of thing you dont know. God does Damn sin no one gets a pass, no country, nobody. The fact is Isreal is chosen people the Apple of his eye as God put it didnt get a pass. The bible states that worse than a sinner is one who sins and then tells others trhat it okay for them to sin. Rev Wright in the same GD America speech , Rev Wright staed that America has redemption thru Jesus Christ I geuss you missed it. Thomas Jefferson stated the Civil War was a curse from God because of slavery. Farwell stated that GOd would curse(damn) America if we allow same sex marriage. The fact their is precidence for criticizing the government. In fact it is an American right that is guarnteed under the Constitution of the United States. And paid for with the blood and sacrifice of all our service men a women including Rev. Wright. It is our duty to ensure that our Government follows the principles that were formed by our forefathers. And it is our duty to call those in power for not following those guide lines as set forth in the Constitution. It is futhermore the duty of those who are called to preach to point out our error so that we may repent and be made whole. With that said I am praying for you and your family that the peace and love of the true God may find it way to your heart so that you may realize that by putting down the creation you are putting down its creator. In closing we hold these truth self evident that all man was created equal. Why because we are created and fashioned in the very likeness of God. God Bless You and God Bless the United, God Bless the United!!!States of America. One nation under God ,Indivisible with truth and Justice for all.

  3. inkslwc Says:

    It’s not that part of Reverend Wright’s speeches that I had as much of a problem with, but just the ridiculous statements talking about the U.S. manufacturing the HIV virus, and things along those lines.

  4. Calvin Says:

    Sorry about the liberal roomate! Good luck with that!

  5. inkslwc Says:

    Oh, it’s ok. He’s not too happy with the party and is leaning toward Nader now. We get along well (same roommate as last year), but have some pretty heated debates every couple of weeks or so.

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