Monday, August 25, 2008


We have just witnessed the first of four days of the 2008 Democratic Convention in Denver.

With appearances from former rivals Jimmy Carter and Ted Kennedy, to Republican Obama supporters, we got to close with a close up and intimate conversation with Michelle Obama.

Another strong woman has taken her place in the Democratic Party; paying tribute to her parents and their work ethic, while acknowledging the hard fought civil rights movement and the tireless leaders who made tonight’s event possible.

Michelle moved me in a surprising way. I don’t know what I expected. I knew she would be well spoken and have great presence, but she made sense as well. She also brought a human side to this equation. Who are these people who wish to lead this nation? How did they get here?

It was nice to mention the 18 million cracks in the glass ceiling. Evoking the name Hilary Clinton in her convention speech after all we’ve been through was a nice touch. I’m glad there was a bridge built to the Clinton legacy.

But Day two is just hours away. Senator Clinton will have her time as keynote speaker on stage for the world to view. Hanging on every word and study her every nuance. You can expect the best performance from the woman who came so close in 2008.

Will the three royal houses of the Democratic Party, Kennedy/Clinton/Obama come together to wrestle the White House from John McCain? We shall see.

Ill be by my television for this one.


Anonymous said...

Did you see CSEA member Manual Steele in the audience. He was sitting between Carl McCall and Spike Lee. Today he's having lunch with Hillary.

Anonymous said...

You're right. CSEA was well reprsented there last night. President Donahue was there as well as City of Kingston Shop Steward Manny Steele.

New York State will see great things ahppen with an Obama win.

Anonymous said...

I too, watched the Michelle Obama speach. I am still on the fence about Barack's ability to lead this country, but the human side of this dynamic couple is well documented. Nice job Michelle.

Anonymous said...

I adore Michelle Obama. If she is any indicator of the man she married, we will do good by electing Barack.
I will watch Hillary and Bill as they work their magic at the convention, but Barack is our nominee and I do share the hope that Obama can win and be successful.