So how about those great Bill Clinton and Joe Biden speeches? Were they both at the tops of their games or what? It was sure fun to watch!
I loved Bill Clinton’s statement that the world has always been more impressed by the power of our example, than by the example of our power. Terrific line. I definitely agree that America has always led better by attraction than by coercion – fits right in with current spiritual themes.
Joe Biden’s story delivered by his son, Beau, about to leave for Iraq, was moving and beautiful. Biden’s speech was just great. And his moments talking about his friend John McCain, and why McCain should not be president, were impressive. I also liked the litany of problems afflicting the country right now, and how proposed Democratic solutions, by Barack, will work to solve them.
Another of my favorites about this convention has been the personal narratives. Michelle’s, Hillary’s, Bill’s, Joe’s – and the stories of many others. All powerful, all simple, all ringing with the truth of America.
The energy was electric all evening. But it absolutely went through the roof when Barack surprised Joe and Jill Biden on stage after Joe’s speech – just his first step out onto the stage brought everyone to their feet, screaming, crying, laughing.
What a gathering!
p. s. I’m still expecting a blowout election.