And how awful he could not follow in MLK's footsteps by having a positive message like him. He was insulting McCain left and right. Bad Form, Strike 2.
The speech, itself, wasn't bad. But it wasn't his best. Even his followers on CNN said that he has done better in the past, and expected his speech to be better this time. He didn't even top Clinton's speech. The Clintons overshadowed him at the DNC. He speaks like a preacher, not a politician.
Also, Obama likes to complain that people misquote him by taking sound-bytes and not the whole quote. He and the Democrats did the same thing to McCain all through the convention:
1) Middle class is under $5 million. When McCain said that, it was a joke. Everyone else knew it was a joke, besides Obama.
2) McCain has 7 houses. He buys and sells houses as income. He does not live in 7 seven houses.
3) McCain knows nothing about economics. Says Obama, who thinks he can lower taxes on 95% of the people, yet spend billions and billions in new programs. He says he's going to go line-by-line in the budget and get rid of failing programs. #1 - He can't do that as President, that is Congress' job. #2 -Even if he could, that won't give you enough money to run the programs that he wants to. He'll have to get the money from somewhere and it won't be from the top 5% of income earners.
Not to mention the Obama campaign's reaction to McCain's pick of Palin. McCain was gracious enough to extend his congratulations to Obama for his moment. Obama (or at least his campaign) turns around and rolls their eyes at McCain's pick.
This man is a great speaker, there is no doubt about that. The way he works a crowd is amazing. He had that crowd eating out of his hand last night. He had them all in tears. I can't name another politician (Not even Clinton) who is able to do that.
But, a great speaker does not also mean a great leader. This man is not a leader. It's evident in his words and his actions. He picked Biden to be a "mentor" for him. He can't breathe without the okay of another. A leader doesn't care if people don't agree with him; he keeps doing what he's doing because he thinks it's for the best of everyone. Michelle Obama says they never talked about running for Senator or President, it was always about helping others. Being President isn't about helping others, it's about running a country.
Did anyone else notice what instrumental piece they were playing after the speech, as Obama’s family and Biden’s family came out to wave to the crowd? It was the theme to the movie “Clear and Present Danger”. I’m sure it was chosen because it sounded presidential, patriotic or whatever, but could it be that someone in Obama’s camp might be trying to tell us something? Ironic.
And from what I'm seeing about Palin, SHE'S a strong woman I can get excited about.