This is already more television than I watch in a month – unless it’s Wimbledon time. And it’s just as fascinating as Wimbledon.
Lots of good speeches on Day Two, a well-mixed agenda racially, gender and age wise, economically. The big deals were Keynoter Mark Warner, former governor and soon to be senator from Virginia, and Hillary Clinton. Mark Warner gave a good speech, looks good, sounds real, on target. Still – a fairly standard political speech, as the various PBS pundits pointed out.
Then the great video about Hillary came on – very well done – baby pictures are always great, aren’t they?. And a short and to the point introduction by daughter Chelsea – My Mother, My Hero, with Bill Clinton beaming down from the sky boxes. And Hillary came out in a wonderful tangerine outfit, bright, vibrant, and for the first time for me spoke in a way I could hear – clear, direct, very few code words, standing in her own reality and sharing those beliefs with us.
She told us where she was, how she felt, described her journey, her joy, the loss. Then she told us what the stakes are – 4 more years of George Bush values. And essentially said to her supporters that if they loved her, they’d vote for Barack, to create the world she wants to live in – and to make possible the health care bill she supports.
My favorite quote: – No Way, No How, No McCain. She really made us feel the pain the country is feeling after 8 years of destructive governance, and showed us the way out. A class act, with humor, tenderness, toughness.
Great Job, Hillary!