You gotta love a surprise ending!!!!!
That was an amazing ending to an amazing night, don’t you think???
These men…past…present…and future.
Full of grace and dignity and piss and vinegar!!!
Wild Bill was amazing. Three and a half minutes of applause before they would even let him speak! So many great things he said. SO so so so many great reminders of what this man was and continues to be for us.
“They want us to reward them for the last 8 years by giving them four more….thanks but no thanks. In this case, the third time is not the charm.”
“Katrina and Crony-ism.”
“Most important, Barack Obama knows that America cannot be strong abroad unless we are strong at home. People the world over have always been more impressed by the power of our example than by the example of our power.”
Yes. Yes. Yes. A Resounding YES.
I fully believe, that he brought the party together tonight. I believe he laid the groundwork for the rest of the convention, and into the campaign. Those somewhat purple states that are on the fringe…TRUE BLUE!!! I was frothed up into a tearful, chill bump covered frenzy. Thank goodness I didn’t shave my legs today. (tomorrow for anyone who cares.)
I have been switching my channels for full coverage of this event. I am an addict of our beloved MSNBC. I am still, heartbroken and numb that we are doing this without our Tim Russert. I think sometimes, that there is too much talking on the channel 42. So I surf over to my PBS channel, OETA. Jim Leaher is the moderator over there, and while all of that panel is collectively one gozillion years old, they SHOW more of it. Did you see the film with the soldiers? Then when you think it’s over, HEY! It’s Tom Hanks. The piece was directed by Steven Spielberg. And yes, I understand that the celebrity factor makes no difference, but still. Nice to see the piece. I was bawling. BAWLING.
How bout that Joe?? That intro by his son had me again. Blubbering mess.
“My wife Jill…the only woman who leaves me both breathless and speechless at the same time.”
His MOTHER!!!! Delicious. Pure delight that little old woman!
“these times require more than a good soldier, they require a wise leader”
I like this guy. I look forward to watching and listening to him. Throughout the next few months, and hopefully throughout the next four years! Heh Heh Heh, Freudian slip my ass.
“I’m ready. Barack Obama is ready. This is his time. This is OUR TIME!”
Bring. It. On.
I’m going to a watch party tomorrow night at Team KayJay’s house. My new friends, actually clients of my pseudo sister #2 at work, that I have just fallen in love with. Along with my old friends C2 (author of elephantsoap dot com) I’m excited. I’m jealous beyond belief at the Redhead’s experience this week. But more than jealous, I’m just so freaking damned happy for him. To get this week in his life. To live the dream. His dream. Our dream.(collectively OURs. not mine and his together) The delegates from my fair state have been keeping us updated. My friend and surrogate sister #1 turned me onto it. She works in politics and knows the ins and outs of this. www.denverokie.com if you want to have a cookie lookie. Lot’s of photos one of which is this one…
Looks like he’s having a grand time of it. As well he should be.