Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Hillary’s Big Night

As you all know by now I’m a partisan hack, but I give credit where credit is due, and Hillary Clinton’s speech last night was a homerun… for her, not Obama. I have never seen Hillary deliver such a performance. I was impressed and was left telling myself thank God the Democrats didn’t nominate her, and secondly why the hell isn’t she on the ticket? Oh that’s right because she is married to Bill.

Speaking of Bill, he gives a prime time speech tomorrow. So let’s see if I have this right, night one was all about making the Obama’s into the Huxtables. Night two is all about Hillary. Night three will be all about Bill, unless Biden says something stupid, which leaves Obama with only one night where he is the focus of the convention. Someone should be fired for that.

The other problem for Obama is he has to try and connect with a crowd of 70,000 people in a football stadium, so while Hillary had the delegates in the palm of her hand wondering “what if,” Obama is going to be disconnected from the crowd when he gives his speech. Sure the media will talk about the crowd and some network will provide some overhead shot that will grace the cover of Time Magazine, but Obama may have just been upstaged by the Clinton’s.

Hillary did all the right things by urging people to support Obama and attacking McCain, but her endorsement was technical not personal. Hillary laid out why she ran for president issue by issue and tied that into her support of Obama, the only problem is I’ve never heard Obama give a speech with any specifics like Clinton’s speech last night.

As I’ve said for a while now, Obama is going to be the biggest flop ever.

Substance matters.

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