"I have come here tonight to stand with you to change America, to restore its future, to rise to our best ideals and to elect Barack Obama president of the United States," Senator Ted Kennedy roared as he appeared before the Democratic National Convention.
"Teddy" as Caroline affectionately referred to him during her introduction is battling brain cancer but is not giving up the good fight. "The dream lives on!" Kennedy told us tonight.
The convention is perhaps the most diverse in our history with a record 24% African Americans and 12% Hispanics in attendance who've come from all over the nation.
The Democratic National Convention Crowd
No one is being left out at this convention, certainly not the Katrina survivors and those who have helped them as has the honorable President Carter.
Katrina and Tribute to President Carter
The message of change and hope to reach that mountaintop rings loud tonight, as Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr. said so powerfully. "I'm sure Dr. King is looking down on us here in Denver, noting that this is the first political convention in history to take place within sight of his mountaintop."
Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr.
Last but not least, our Future First Lady, Michelle Obama gave a very personal and heartwarming speech, telling the nation about Obama and his vision: "We know what justice and fairness look like." Michelle did a beautiful job connecting on an emotional level and offering her view of who Barack Obama is.
Michelle Obama Part 1
All in all, an amazing kick off of the convention. Tomorrow, comes the take down of McCain!
And the Republicans respond with Ben Stein....
being ugly. Imagine that. They are a hateful, spiteful bunch, aren't they? Their response to this powerful, personal narrative is blah, blah, blah.
Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
It's the best they could do
Michelle Obama so far outclasses anyone the GOP could put up to "answer" her that they fall back on a clown like Stein. Can't blame 'em. What serious spokesman for the GOP would want to step up and try criticizing her after that stunningly beautiful speech?
She was absolutely brilliant. I can't believe anyone in his or her right mind could have watched Michelle last night and not been thrilled and proud for what she stands for, and for the opportunity this country has to stand with her.
Well said Brunette
Michelle really was amazing last night and broke through the "angry Black woman" meme they were trying to pin on her.
It will be interesting to see reactions to her as this election progresses.
NCDem Amy on YouTube
Can we put the First Lady in the line of succession, like maybe right after the VP? Or before?