Big Bounce from DNC

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    Sep 07, 2012 8:14 PM GMT
    http://gregmitchellwriter.blogspot.com/2012/09/obamas-bump-is-showing.html

    http://pollingmatters.gallup.com/

    I didn't get to watch much as I was in Europe but from what I read that put on a great show with some great speeches.
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    Sep 07, 2012 8:19 PM GMT
    Be sure to watch Bill Clinton's speech. It was the apex of the convention.
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    Sep 07, 2012 8:35 PM GMT
    Yup.
    There's already indications that the Democrats are going to get a good bump from their successful convention.

    Contrary to the tiny to non-existent bump Romney got.
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    Sep 07, 2012 8:44 PM GMT
    Wait, Romney has a non-existent bump? That explains the need for magic underwear and the blank and dumb look on his wifes face.
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    Sep 07, 2012 8:51 PM GMT
    smartmoney saidWait, Romney has a non-existent bump? That explains the need for magic underwear and the blank and dumb look on his wifes face.





    Lol
    Clearly the Mormon religion has a lobotomizing effect on the wives of Mormon men.

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    Sep 07, 2012 8:53 PM GMT
    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!
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    Sep 08, 2012 8:11 PM GMT
    Okay I have heard Clinton and Michelle. Still on the agenda is the president. I loved both speeches. Clinton's was a knock out punch at the opposition. Michelle's speech was a heart warming story that made me proud of being American and that is not something I always feel. When we start stupid wars, and let righteous bigots run our congress, I question what it means to be American. Michelle set me straight. When she told their story, I imagined how much harder her ancestors' stories must have been. When she talked of how important her daughters were, and how important she and her brother were to her father, I understood how she rose to the podium on which she was speaking. She and so many other speakers at the DNC gave me a beautiful vision of America and a set of real family values.
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    Sep 08, 2012 8:42 PM GMT
    friendormate saidOkay I have heard Clinton and Michelle. Still on the agenda is the president. I loved both speeches. Clinton's was a knock out punch at the opposition. Michelle's speech was a heart warming story that made me proud of being American and that is not something I always feel. When we start stupid wars, and let righteous bigots run our congress, I question what it means to be American. Michelle set me straight. When she told their story, I imagined how much harder her ancestors' stories must have been. When she talked of how important her daughters were, and how important she and her brother were to her father, I understood how she rose to the podium on which she was speaking. She and so many other speakers at the DNC gave me a beautiful vision of America and a set of real family values.


    That is because the speech did something that Democrats have for years been too scared (or stupid) to do: cloak our values of equality and opportunity and progress FOR ALL in the language of the American Dream. For too long, liberals have let the right own patriotism, when in fact it is their backwards-looking, freedom-for-the-few agenda that is unpatriotic.

    If Obama wins, Bill's dismantling of the Romney-Ryan campaign will go down as the turning point and thus one of the most effective and consequential speeches in this nation's history. It was a campaign masterclass.

    But Michelle's speech was Gettysburgh-like: it should be required from now on for anyone who wants to understand why Democrats vote Democrat. The party's values have never been explained better, especially as tied to fundamental American values. That's why it made you feel so proud to be an American, and that means Democrats need to study and use her language from now until forever. That was a speech that is set to become legendary.
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    Sep 08, 2012 8:42 PM GMT
    friendormate saidOkay I have heard Clinton and Michelle. Still on the agenda is the president. I loved both speeches. Clinton's was a knock out punch at the opposition. Michelle's speech was a heart warming story that made me proud of being American and that is not something I always feel. When we start stupid wars, and let righteous bigots run our congress, I question what it means to be American. Michelle set me straight. When she told their story, I imagined how much harder her ancestors' stories must have been. When she talked of how important her daughters were, and how important she and her brother were to her father, I understood how she rose to the podium on which she was speaking. She and so many other speakers at the DNC gave me a beautiful vision of America and a set of real family values.




    Yup.
    Michelle Obama's speech was the best speech given by a First Lady since Eleanor Roosevelt.
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    Sep 08, 2012 8:45 PM GMT
    RickRick91 said
    Yup.
    Michelle Obama's speech was the best speech given by a First Lady since Eleanor Roosevelt.


    At least via a vis domestic policy: Hillary's "women's rights" speech in China in 1995 is still quoted today by global human rights activists because it was that important. It's probably the reason she is Sec of State.

    To the point though: how come Repubkican first ladies can't bring it?
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    Sep 08, 2012 8:47 PM GMT
    Be sure to watch this one.

    "He loves our cars so much they even have their own elevator.But the people who design, build, and sell those cars, well in Romney's world the cars get the elevator and the workers get the shaft!"

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    Sep 08, 2012 8:55 PM GMT
    RickRick91 saidMichelle Obama's speech was the best speech given by a First Lady since Eleanor Roosevelt.

    Not to mention how spectacular Michelle looked! That dress was stunning, making her the most glamorous First Lady since Jacqueline Kennedy, maybe even more so.

    The one thing Jackie could never do was give a powerful speech. Michelle not only has all that Kennedy charisma & class, but she can out-speak most elected politicians, both in prepared and impromptu remarks here and abroad. I don't think there's ever been her equal in the White House, a wonderful asset to the Obama Presidency about which all Americans can be proud. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 08, 2012 9:12 PM GMT
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    friendormate saidOkay I have heard Clinton and Michelle. Still on the agenda is the president. I loved both speeches. Clinton's was a knock out punch at the opposition. Michelle's speech was a heart warming story that made me proud of being American and that is not something I always feel. When we start stupid wars, and let righteous bigots run our congress, I question what it means to be American. Michelle set me straight. When she told their story, I imagined how much harder her ancestors' stories must have been. When she talked of how important her daughters were, and how important she and her brother were to her father, I understood how she rose to the podium on which she was speaking. She and so many other speakers at the DNC gave me a beautiful vision of America and a set of real family values.


    That is because the speech did something that Democrats have for years been too scared (or stupid) to do: cloak our values of equality and opportunity and progress FOR ALL in the language of the American Dream. For too long, liberals have let the right own patriotism, when in fact it is their backwards-looking, freedom-for-the-few agenda that is unpatriotic.

    If Obama wins, Bill's dismantling of the Romney-Ryan campaign will go down as the turning point and thus one of the most effective and consequential speeches in this nation's history. It was a campaign masterclass.

    But Michelle's speech was Gettysburgh-like: it should be required from now on for anyone who wants to understand why Democrats vote Democrat. The party's values have never been explained better, especially as tied to fundamental American values. That's why it made you feel so proud to be an American, and that means Democrats need to study and use her language from now until forever. That was a speech that is set to become legendary.


    Very well said.

    You know I was thinking about how the two parties have changed through history. Rachael Maddow had this segment on the first DNC to be broadcast (by radio) in the early 20s and how it backfired because the KKK members got in a fight with other delegates and started breaking chairs over peoples' backs. I read an article of how George Romney was a very principled Republican who cared greatly about equal opportunity. But the Republican's decided in the 70s with Nixon, to go after the George Wallace's votes. The racists responded defecting from the democrats to the republicans. That is when the southern strategy took hold. They only had to throw a bone to the bigots back then but now they've left them in charge of the house and given them their cars as well. And so we actually have a former moderate Republican Govenor, Charlie Crist, saying fuck you and speaking at the convention.

    Obama destroyed the southern strategy by winning Va, NC, and FL. All three are now swing states and I, for one, think it is very important for him to take them again. The race is closest in NC so I"m really hoping the convention gives him a good bounce there. Obama could still win while losing NC but if Romney doesn't win NC, I don't see how he can win the white house. Chances are if Obama wins NC he has already won Va and FL. And that gives him Fl(27) +NC (15) +Va(13) = a big chunk of the south's electoral votes. The more you can win in the south without pandering to the bigots, the more you can court the minority vote. That is why I felt this was a special DNC right in the heart of the New South.
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    Sep 08, 2012 9:20 PM GMT
    Iceblink saidBe sure to watch this one.

    "He loves our cars so much they even have their own elevator.But the people who design, build, and sell those cars, well in Romney's world the cars get the elevator and the workers get the shaft!"



    I LOVED this one. I was up to see parts of it live. I felt like I was at a prep rally. Her haters are already trying to compare it to Howard Dean's passionate "I have a scream speech" (as the conservatives called it). But considering how much competition for the spot light she had at that convention, all I can say is Go Girl!