Thursday, August 28, 2008

Tonight's The Night

History will be made tonight when Barack Obama accepts the nomination of his party for President of the United States, capping off a Democratic convention that has, all in all, from what I can tell, been quite successful so far.

I wasn't able to watch Bill and Hillary's speeches over the past couple of nights but from everything I have read, they really stepped up and supported Obama with all of their considerable political skills and, dare I say, their hearts as well. No matter how disappointed either of them may be that Hillary isn't the one accepting the nomination, they know we are all in this together. We're all fighting the same fight, for the same reasons, against the same opposition forces that have been dragging this country down for 8 years. Hillary's reasons for wanting the nomination were the same as Barack's - to get this country back on the right track. So now that it is going to be his nomination, she put her all behind him, and so did Bill.

I did get to watch Senator Edward Kennedy's speech the first night, and saw there wasn't a dry eye in the house when he got up to speak. Michelle Obama was great - she is a fantastic speaker and will be a wonderful First Lady.

I am hoping to be able to watch Obama's speech tonight in its entirety; we are heading up to the Adirondacks for a 4-day weekend tonight and will try to get there by 10 p.m. in order to see it. As usual we probably will not be able to access the internet, so I'll wish you all a wonderful Labor Day weekend.

Baxter wants me to tell you that he will be back blogging next week, and is, quote, "Annoyed that he didn't get a Chance to Blog this Week." Oh well, cats are hard to keep satisfied, as we all know.


Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Have a terrific weekend. Hope you make it in time to watch the speech. Tell Baxter I'm looking forward to his post . . . but I want Diva to have equal time. That ought to frost his fur. LOL

Fran said...

What a night it was!!! Whoo hoo!

And please tell Baxter that I miss the posts.

Do not tell Baxter that I also miss Diva.

But I do!

Comrade Kevin said...

Obama's speech was one of the best I've ever heard, if not the best.

Anonymous said...

I hope you got to see it. If not, get it off the net. It is so worth it. The best speech I've ever seen I am sure. Even the usual critics were left pretty much speechless for a change, for a while at least!

Tom Harper said...

I just saw bits and excerpts of the convention and speeches. It sounds like there's a lot more excitement and enthusiasm for a presidential candidate than there's been in eons.

I hope the Clintons mean it when they say they're behind Obama. It's hard not to be suspicious that they want McCain to win and then Hillary can waltz into the White House in 2012 after McCain screws everything up.