Aug. 27th, 2008 07:52 am 2008 Democratic Convention Day Four
Senator Barick Obama seized his moment this evening. Obama told his audience of at least seventy five thousand people what they wanted to hear. The people in the crowd cried at the conclusion and classic music (perhaps Aaron Copeland?) induced more tears. Oprah Winfred lost her eyelashes.
Mr. Obama is smart and he has run an incredible campaign. Beating the Clintons at their own game revealed Mr. Obama as a tough politician. Starting his campaign in the land of Abraham Lincoln and concluding his speech with a country & western tune revealed Obama's inclusiveness.
The speech in the large venue was a theatrical event. Upon scrutiny, Obama's speech lacked depth beyond the platitudes that pleased the audience; "Tax the Rich!" and government programs will solve everything.