The speeches thus far have been better, certainly more truthful, my only quibble is that whoever is running the tele-prompter needs to get his hand slapped while the audience is cheering, applauding, chanting USA or whatever, all the speakers have been, in an actor's parlance, stepping on the crowd.
"WAIT UNTIL THEY STOP CHEERING, THEN SPEAK." I yelled at the TV last night until my girlfriend said "Cut it out, they can't hear you."
We went to bed before Michelle Obama spoke.
Reports in the New York press say she hit it out of the park.
"I have seen firsthand that being president doesn’t change who you are – no, it reveals who you are," Michelle Obama said in her prime-time speech. "So in the end, for Barack, these issues aren’t political – they’re personal. Because Barack knows what it means when a family struggles ... Barack knows the American Dream because he's lived it."
And the first lady brought the crowd to their feet in closing: "I know from experience that if I truly want to leave a better world for my daughters, and all our sons and daughters ... then we must work like never before, and we must once again come together and stand together for the man we can trust to keep moving this great country forward…my husband, our president, President Barack Obama."
Four years ago, the financial markets were collapsing, banks were going broke and the ones which weren't broke weren't lending to anyone, including to Chrysler and General Motors and the rest of the American Auto industry. It was just about now, four years ago, that George W. Bush went on the air for nine minutes to explain why his administration was asking Congress to pass huge bailouts for the banks. The economy, under the Republican policies, had lost 2.6 MILLION jobs in 2008 alone and NOW that it was almost too late
, Bush was finally pushed
Four years ago, this nation was on the brink of a total depression, anyone who thinks we are not better off today because of the policies and actions taken by the current administration. (27 months in a row of job growth) isn't paying attention or isn't smart enough to understand the complexities of this modern world.
Joe(Vote every ******* Republican out) Nation