Triumph of the Will ?
It appears as if the Democrats have mishandled their convention about as badly as it is possible to do. They had two jobs, let everyone understand who Obama is and remind everyone of the historically miserable shape the country is in right now. Rather than focus on those, they have spent three days paying tribute to two people who are not even on the ballot. Bill and Hillary Clinton. They are now about to take their last day and put their candidate in front of 75,000 partisans, with Grecian pillars in the background, in a situation eerily similar to Hitler’s Nuremberg speeches. Talk about emphasizing the “cult of personality”. The Democrats are doing everything but carrying torches through the Colorado night and hiring Leni Riefenshtal to film the event.. This might be O.K. if the average American knew who the candidate was and what he stood for. As of now, all we really know is that it appears that his wife would make one hell of a First Lady.
Maybe it will all work out. JFK did something similar in Los Angeles in 1960 and it worked out all right. Obama has a history of rising to the occasion to give wonderful speeches. I think that he will have a problem tonight matching the speech he needs to give (who I am and where we need to go) with the venue which, seems to call for a Roman chariot race.
This is Obama’s race to lose, always has been. John McCain cannot defeat Barrack Obama, only Barrack Obama can do that. I still think that he is going to be the next President of the United States. You can bet on that with the same faith as when I told you last year that Hillary Clinton was going to be the next President of the United States (you get what you pay for in this blog).The Democrats are working very hard to snatch defeat out of the very jaws of victory. I still think that things are so fundamentally screwed up around here that people will vote for a big change. I wish we had it all to do over again. I really like that Governor from Montana, he’s a hoot.