So, being a political wonk, I watched a fair chunk of the D's convention. I thought the major speakers hit homers, and that Barack Obama's acceptance speech drove in the winning run.
He's got my vote.
I'll watch the R's confab, too, but I'd be lying if I said I believed I was going to be as impressed by what they have to say. Or impressed at all.
I'm of the no-way, no-h0w, no-McCain mindset, and I think the R's have screwed it up enough in the last eight years -- let the D's screw it up for a while.
Can Obama deliver all he promises? In a word -- no. I don't think he can. But there's an old saying, "If you reach for the stars, you might not grab one, but at least you don't come up with a handful of mud ..."
Better, in my mind, to reach and fail than to grab a shovel and start digging, and what the Current Occupant of the White House and his Gang have done in the last eight years is, in another word, criminal. Debt, war, Constitutional and civil rights, violations, the list is long and sickening.
You don't have agree, that's your right. But if you want to say so, don't say it here -- I don't want to hear it, because no matter how you might season it, it's bullshit to say we are in any way better off than we were when Clinton left office.
Plenty of that around already. Don't need any more.