Caslon20000 saidBe sure to watch Bill Clinton's speech. It was the apex of the convention.
I think Michelle's speech was better (slightly) because it was a speech for the ages, not just the moment -- but all three were good. They should be watched in order.
1. Michelle -- explained the Democrats' overarching ideology better and more eloquently/emotionally than I've ever heard anyone do it. She said, everyone should have access to the American Dream "no matter who we are, or where we're from, or what we look like, or who we love. And he believes that when you've worked hard, and done well, and walked through that doorway of opportunity, you do not slam it shut behind you . You reach back, and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed."
2. Bill - brilliantly obliterated the Romney-Ryan campaign of lies and selfishness and explained that social issues cannot be divocred from economic issues. "It turns out that advancing equal opportunity and economic empowerment is both morally right and good economics. Why? Because poverty, discrimination and ignorance restrict growth. When you stifle human potential, when you don't invest in new ideas, it doesn't just cut off the people who are affected; it hurts us all."
3. Barack - far behind, Michelle and Bill, but still laid out a vision for the future. "If you give up on the idea that your voice can make a difference, then other voices will fill the void: lobbyists and special interests; the people with the $10 million checks who are trying to buy this election and those who are making it harder for you to vote; Washington politicians who want to decide who you can marry, or control health care choices that women should make for themselves. Only you can make sure that doesn’t happen. Only you have the power to move us forward."
The Democratic ideology, policy, and vision is just better. These speeches are required viewing, not just for today but for anyone who ever calls themselves a Democrat in the future. Of course Obama is getting a bounce. The DNC brought it!