It was all about this


All of today, the speeches, and signs, and videos of Michelle’s baby pictures, the story of her Dad who had MS but still worked a blue collar job at the water filtration plant, and the testimonial by her basketball coach brother of how she played piano to calm him before big games,… everything was a build-up to this one paragraph that Michelle Obama just uttered (emphasis mine):

“And you know, what struck me when I first met Barack was that even though he had this funny name, even though he’d grown up all the way across the continent in Hawaii, his family was so much like mine. He was raised by grandparents who were working class folks just like my parents, and by a single mother who struggled to pay the bills just like we did. Like my family, they scrimped and saved so that he could have opportunities they never had themselves. And Barack and I were raised with so many of the same values: that you work hard for what you want in life; that your word is your bond and you do what you say you’re going to do; that you treat people with dignity and respect, even if you don’t know them, and even if you don’t agree with them.”

Oh and wait for it, wait for it..:

“All of us driven by a simple belief that the world as it is just won’t do – that we have an obligation to fight for the world as it should be. That is the thread that connects our hearts. That is the thread that runs through my journey and Barack’s journey and so many other improbable journeys that have brought us here tonight, where the current of history meets this new tide of hope. That is why I love this country. ..”

We can all go to bed now.


It was all about this

  1. I can’t help but see Cupid head-scratching to the skull: so THAT’s what hitched those two together? OK, you geeks in programming, back to the drawing board with all your online matchmaking programs…
    Pre-packaged, scripted (without even the faintest tinge of Harlequin schlock), phony nothingness. Four days. Whoop. Pee.

  2. Luiza Did you agree with the overall tone of the first night of convention? There were few partisan shots at Bush and many commentators think that was a mistake. I assume the Bush=Hitler theme starts tonight.

    What I find odd about so many Liberals is that they practice conservative values with their immediate family but are very liberal when it comes to others. When I read Michelle’s speech, I thought it could have been written for any Republican.

  3. Was I the only one who blew coffee out his nose when I heard how she pronounced “working class folks”? I only heard it the once but I don’t think the written version truly does it justice.

  4. “….your word is your bond and you do what you say you’re going to do….” Watch yourself there Michelle. Obama has already said a lot of things he never planned to do, and he’s likely going to do promise a lot more things, he’ll never deliver. He is, after all, a politician. And wow, why exactly are the Dems touting all this family value stuff? Mr.Family Values,Edwards, kind of helped the Dems lose what little credibility they had in that field. I say let the conservatives have it. They are more accustomed to being hypocrites about it…

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