Oh my Barack! I feel like I haven’t slept in days because I’ve been staying up WAY past my bedtime to watch all the speeches (Curse you to hell, Eastern Time!). They have all been great- nay, INSPIRING- speeches. Hillary gave me the most goosebumps and the most tears-welling-up moments, mostly because I identified so much with her oratorical connection to the women’s suffrage movement. I definitely like her again (seriously, though, she seemed earnestly humble, and it was awesome that she was the one who made the motion to suspend the delegate voting and proclaim Obama the candidate by acclamation). Bill was charming and impressive, as usual. Joe Biden was a tiger (remember 100 years ago during that first major debate when I said how impressed I was with him?), and I’m really glad we get to see more of him. Also: Bonus points for hot kids! I won’t be sad to see more of Beau Biden.
And Obama. He was mesmerizing. It’s a given that he is an amazing speaker and someone who is able to make his audience feel so hopeful, but he was so much more than that last night. He laid his plans out there and they were spot on (except for the “clean coal” bit, which I could have done without). He was tough, he was steady, he was passionate, and hot damn y’all, he was right! And John McCain is going to look like a steam-powered robot next to him.
I was really proud to put my Obama sticker on my car this morning.
UPDATED! Sweet Jumpin’ Sassafrass! Has McCain lost his goddamn mind? That poor, poor woman is about to have the worst 2 months of her life. Heh, it’s almost like McCain said, “Internet, find me a running mate!”