Democratic convention, night one: Unitymania! Transcript: “Why I love this country,” by Michelle Obama; Update: Kennedy video added; Update: Michelle video added

posted at 6:21 pm on August 25, 2008 by Allahpundit

Airing live right now on C-SPAN. Watch over the web if you’re stuck at work without a TV. Here’s the schedule; they’re already well into the first half of the program, with Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper and race-baiting Obama mentor Emil Jones due to speak within the half hour. Your headliners this evening: Jimmy Carter, who’ll appear onstage and try not to talk; Ted Kennedy, who’ll heroically, er, drown the media coverage of fear and loathing between Hillary and Obama in a tidal wave of Absolute Moral Authority; and of course Michelle O, who’ll tell us how proud she’s been of America ever since Barack clinched the nomination and how she’ll go on being proud until at least Election Day. I won’t guarantee liveblogging but this thread will be our repository for convention news updates as the night rolls on so check back often. If anything video-worthy happens, we’ll have that too, of course.

In keeping with tonight’s theme, enjoy this report from ABC of Obamans and Clintonites screaming insults at each other and this one from the Observer of Terry McAuliffe kindly asking the Obama campaign to shut its face about Hillary already. Below you’ll find a sneak preview of tomorrow night’s headliner. The fat joke is cheap and unfair, but the rest more than atones.

Update: Will Michelle O play it soft or loud, soccer mom or firebrand? Expect plenty of carping from the left tomorrow in this vein if it’s the former.

Update: More unity: North Carolina businessman and friend of Billary Mark Erwin is votin’ McCain. “I think Joe Biden had it right when he said, ‘Some day he will be ready, but he’s not ready now.’”

Update: Halperin has a few highlights from Michelle O’s speech. It’s standard First Lady pap, no worse than any other spouse speech but no better. I wonder if they’re holding back some of the more political passages as a surprise.

Update: Caroline Kennedy’s introducing Teddy now. She looks like JFK, but she sure doesn’t speak like him.

Update: Kennedy’s onstage now. He looks darned good. From the news reports, I thought he’d be frail. Now he’s promising he’ll be there when the Senate convenes in January. It’s over now — 10 minutes long, with some obvious trouble with the Teleprompter at the end. The point was just to be there, I guess, so he did that.

Update: Here’s tonight’s speech as prepared for delivery. TNR will be disappointed. This is not the Michelle Obama we thought we knew.

As you might imagine, for Barack, running for President is nothing compared to that first game of basketball with my brother Craig.

I can’t tell you how much it means to have Craig and my mom here tonight. Like Craig, I can feel my dad looking down on us, just as I’ve felt his presence in every grace-filled moment of my life.

At six-foot-six, I’ve often felt like Craig was looking down on me too…literally. But the truth is, both when we were kids and today, he wasn’t looking down on me – he was watching over me.

And he’s been there for me every step of the way since that clear February day 19 months ago, when – with little more than our faith in each other and a hunger for change – we joined my husband, Barack Obama, on the improbable journey that’s brought us to this moment.

But each of us also comes here tonight by way of our own improbable journey.

I come here tonight as a sister, blessed with a brother who is my mentor, my protector and my lifelong friend.

I come here as a wife who loves my husband and believes he will be an extraordinary president.
I come here as a Mom whose girls are the heart of my heart and the center of my world – they’re the first thing I think about when I wake up in the morning, and the last thing I think about when I go to bed at night. Their future – and all our children’s future – is my stake in this election.

And I come here as a daughter – raised on the South Side of Chicago by a father who was a blue collar city worker, and a mother who stayed at home with my brother and20me. My mother’s love has always been a sustaining force for our family, and one of my greatest joys is seeing her integrity, her compassion, and her intelligence reflected in my own daughters.

My Dad was our rock. Although he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in his early thirties, he was our provider, our champion, our hero. As he got sicker, it got harder for him to walk, it took him longer to get dressed in the morning. But if he was in pain, he never let on. He never stopped smiling and laughing – even while struggling to button his shirt, even while using two canes to get himself across the room to give my Mom a kiss. He just woke up a little earlier, and worked a little harder.

He and my mom poured everything they had into me and Craig. It was the greatest gift a child can receive: never doubting for a single minute that you’re loved, and cherished, and have a place in this world. And thanks to their faith and hard work, we both were able to go on to college. So I know firsthand from their lives – and mine – that the American Dream endures.

And you know, what struck me when I first met Barack was that even though he had this funny name, even though he’d grown up all the way across the continent in Hawaii, his family was so much like mine. He was raised by grandparents who were working class folks just like my parents, and by a sing le mother who struggled to pay the bills just like we did. Like my family, they scrimped and saved so that he could have opportunities they never had themselves. And Barack and I were raised with so many of the same values: that you work hard for what you want in life; that your word is your bond and you do what you say you’re going to do; that you treat people with dignity and respect, even if you don’t know them, and even if you don’t agree with them.

And Barack and I set out to build lives guided by these values, and pass them on to the next generation. Because we want our children – and all children in this nation – to know that the only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work for them.

And as our friendship grew, and I learned more about Barack, he introduced me to the work he’d done when he first moved to Chicago after college. Instead of heading to Wall Street, Barack had gone to work in neighborhoods devastated when steel plants shut down, and jobs dried up. And he’d been invited back to speak to people from those neighborhoods about how to rebuild their community.
The people gathered together that day were ordinary folks doing the best they could to build a good life. They were parents living paycheck to paycheck; grandparents trying to get by on a fixed income; men frustrated that they couldn’t support their familie s after their jobs disappeared. Those folks weren’t asking for a handout or a shortcut. They were ready to work – they wanted to contribute. They believed – like you and I believe – that America should be a place where you can make it if you try.

Barack stood up that day, and spoke words that have stayed with me ever since. He talked about “The world as it is” and “The world as it should be.” And he said that all too often, we accept the distance between the two, and settle for the world as it is – even when it doesn’t reflect our values and aspirations. But he reminded us that we know what our world should look like. We know what fairness and justice and opportunity look like. And he urged us to believe in ourselves – to find the strength within ourselves to strive for the world as it should be. And isn’t that the great American story?

It’s the story of men and women gathered in churches and union halls, in town squares and high school gyms – people who stood up and marched and risked everything they had – refusing to settle, determined to mold our future into the shape of our ideals.

It is because of their will and determination that this week, we celebrate two anniversaries: the 88th anniversary of women winning the right to vote, and the 45th anniversary of that hot summer day when Dr. King lifted our sights and our hearts with his dream for our nation.

I stand here today at the crosscurrents of that history – knowing that my piece of the American Dream is a blessing hard won by those who came before me. All of them driven by the same conviction that drove my dad to get up an hour early each day to painstakingly dress himself for work. The same conviction that drives the men and women I’ve met all across this country:

People who work the day shift, kiss their kids goodnight, and head out for the night shift – without disappointment, without regret – that goodnight kiss a reminder of everything they’re working for.

The military families who say grace each night with an empty seat at the table. The servicemen and women who love this country so much, they leave those they love most to defend it.

The young people across America serving our communities – teaching children, cleaning up neighborhoods, caring for the least among us each and every day.

People like Hillary Clinton, who put those 18 million cracks in the glass ceiling, so that our daughters – and sons – can dream a little bigger and aim a little higher.

People like Joe Biden, who’s never forgotten where he came from, and never stopped fighting for folks who work long hours and face long odds and need someone on their side again.

All of us driven by a simple belief that the world as it is just won’t do – that we have an obligation to fight for the world as it should be.

That is the thread that connects our hearts. That is the thread that runs through my journey and Barack’s journey and so many other improbable journeys that have brought us here tonight, where the current of history meets this new tide of hope.

That is why I love this country.

And in my own life, in my own small way, I’ve tried to give back to this country that has given me so much. That’s why I left a job at a law firm for a career in public service, working to empower young people to volunteer in their communities. Because I believe that each of us – no matter what our age or background or walk of life – each of us has something to contribute to the life of this nation.

It’s a belief Barack shares – a belief at the heart of his life’s work.

It’s what he did all those years ago, on the streets of Chicago, setting up job training to get people back to work and afterschool programs to keep kids safe – working block by block to help people lift up their families.

It’s what he did in the Illinois Senate, moving people from welfare to jobs, passing tax cuts for hard working families, and making sure women get equal pay for equal work.

It’s what he’s done in the United States Senate, fighting to ensure the men and women who serve this country are welcomed home not just with medals and parades, but with good jobs and benefits and health care – including mental health care.

That’s why he’s running – to end the war in Iraq responsibly, to build an economy that lifts every family, to make health care available for every American, and to make sure every child in this nation gets a world class education all the way from preschool to college. That’s what Barack Obama will do as President of the United States of America.

He’ll achieve these goals the same way he always has – by bringing us together and reminding us how much we share and how alike we really are. You see, Barack doesn’t care where you’re from, or what your background is, or what party – if any – you belong to. That’s not how he sees the world. He knows that thread that connects us – our belief in America’s promise, our commitment to our children’s future – is strong enough to hold us together as one nation even when we disagree.

It was strong enough to bring hope to those neighborhoods in Chicago.

It was strong enough to bring hope to the mother he met worried about her child in Iraq; hope to the man who’s unemployed, but can’t afford gas to find a job; hope to the student working nights to pay for her sister’s heal th care, sleeping just a few hours a day.

And it was strong enough to bring hope to people who came out on a cold Iowa night and became the first voices in this chorus for change that’s been echoed by millions of Americans from every corner of this nation.

Millions of Americans who know that Barack understands their dreams; that Barack will fight for people like them; and that Barack will finally bring the change we need.

And in the end, after all that’s happened these past 19 months, the Barack Obama I know today is the same man I fell in love with 19 years ago. He’s the same man who drove me and our new baby daughter home from the hospital ten years ago this summer, inching along at a snail’s pace, peering anxiously at us in the rearview mirror, feeling the whole weight of her future in his hands, determined to give her everything he’d struggled so hard for himself, determined to give her what he never had: the affirming embrace of a father’s love.

And as I tuck that little girl and her little sister into bed at night, I think about how one day, they’ll have families of their own. And one day, they – and your sons and daughters – will tell their own children about what we did together in this election. They’ll tell them how this time, we listened to our hopes, instead of our fears. How this time, we decided to stop doubting and to start dreaming. How this time, in this great country – where a girl from the South Side of Chicago can go to college and law school, and the son of a single mother from Hawaii can go all the way to the White House – we committed ourselves to building the world as it should be.

So tonight, in honor of my father’s memory and my daughters’ future – out of gratitude to those whose triumphs we mark this week, and those whose everyday sacrifices have brought us to this moment – let us devote ourselves to finishing their work; let us work together to fulfill their hopes; and let us stand together to elect Barack Obama President of the United States of America.

Thank you, God bless you, and God bless America.

Update: Here’s the video of Teddy.

Update: Watching Michelle O now, the speech is much better as delivered than on paper. She’s very fluid, hitting her applause lines, working the crowd.

Update: God, the crowd loves her. TNR was right — they should have had her go up there and let it rip. These people would have gone batsh*t.

Update: Obama video courtesy of MSNBC. Aside from the boss, opinion across the spectrum seems to be that it was a home run.


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Wow. Ted Kennedy looks great. I can’t watch the video (grandmas died of brain cancer…it’s too much for me) but … wow.

funky chicken on August 25, 2008 at 10:59 PM

Juan is crying

pappy on August 25, 2008 at 10:59 PM

CNN Blows.

BadgerHawk on August 25, 2008 at 11:00 PM

WTF ..is Juan William on Fox crying? I can’t believe people are actually buying into that crap speech.

j0 on August 25, 2008 at 11:00 PM

why the hell is Juan Williams tearing up?

cannonball on August 25, 2008 at 11:00 PM

And those neighborhoods are still as f*cked up as a soup sandwich.

hillbillyjim on August 25, 2008 at 10:43 PM

I live just north of downtown Chicago (gold coast area for any of you natives), I’ve been paying attention, and I can tell you two things:

1. The people in those neighborhoods haven’t been heard from yet, but I think they will be. They’re really loud. And they’re pissed.

2. I’m pretty damn sure we haven’t heard the last of, or the extent of, the problems that Rezko is going to give Barry.

cgoode777 on August 25, 2008 at 11:00 PM

Okay, it is hokey but I am crying too.

carbon_footprint on August 25, 2008 at 11:00 PM

Michelle isn’t pregnant… baby’s got back, that’s all.

cannonball on August 25, 2008 at 11:00 PM

“A lot of people don’t like us [America]” – part of the Dem bendiction. Pure class.

progressoverpeace on August 25, 2008 at 11:00 PM

Is he in St. Louis or Kansas City? He seems to have a problem with cities…

BadgerHawk on August 25, 2008 at 10:57 PM

I noticed that too…

canne on August 25, 2008 at 11:00 PM

Lucky for the Cape Cod Orca we have widescreen tv’s.

Hey! Obama is doing the “big brother” thing on the big screen. If he would just throw out that line about how he is going to make us work hard, it would be the best clip ever.

nottakingsides on August 25, 2008 at 11:01 PM

Married for nine years before they had a kid? How mnay abortions has she had during that time?

- The Cat

MirCat on August 25, 2008 at 11:01 PM

Juan just referenced “white America?” Can he do that?

cannonball on August 25, 2008 at 11:01 PM

Cheer up people! We are going to win. This is FAKE!

carbon_footprint on August 25, 2008 at 11:01 PM

MirCat on August 25, 2008 at 11:01 PM

Ouch dude.

BadgerHawk on August 25, 2008 at 11:01 PM

Bill Kristol is crying too?

carbon_footprint on August 25, 2008 at 11:02 PM

They have a nice looking family. Cute kids. So far, I think this does them good. We’ll see, but I think the bounce out of this convention will be pretty good for Obama.

I hope McCain is ready for this.

kerrhome on August 25, 2008 at 11:02 PM

Get those limos fired up!!

WisCon on August 25, 2008 at 11:02 PM

Married for nine years before they had a kid? How mnay abortions has she had during that time?

A career woman, that’s all. Job first, babies second.

cannonball on August 25, 2008 at 11:02 PM

WTF ..is Juan William on Fox crying? I can’t believe people are actually buying into that crap speech.

j0 on August 25, 2008 at 11:00 PM

Nor can I, and I’m a fairly emotional person.

4shoes on August 25, 2008 at 11:02 PM

I can’t wait to hear the objective analysis from Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann. ;-)

cannonball on August 25, 2008 at 11:03 PM

cgoode777 on August 25, 2008 at 10:46 PM

Okay, bygones.

carbon_footprint on August 25, 2008 at 11:03 PM

This is FAKE!

carbon_footprint on August 25, 2008 at 11:01 PM

She’s out of rehabilitiation and she appeared drugged tarnquilized. How many coaches worked her over?

Entelechy on August 25, 2008 at 11:03 PM

Michelle’s speech was truly inspiring. Makes me PROUD to be an Obama supporter!

philnewkirk on August 25, 2008 at 11:03 PM

Wow, you people are so pathetic.

Nonfactor on August 25, 2008 at 11:03 PM

Just your typical South Chicago Ozzie and Harriet family. Nothing radical. Nothing new to see here. Just move on….

RBMN on August 25, 2008 at 11:03 PM

It would be nice if everybody gets free cable in this new America, cuz this PBS coverage sucks.

infidel on August 25, 2008 at 11:03 PM

Entelechy on August 25, 2008 at 11:03 PM

What? She was really in Rehab?

carbon_footprint on August 25, 2008 at 11:04 PM

so what did we learn about obama from that speech? he was a total desperado asking michelle out a cajillion times. maybe he can use that irritating persistence to annoy the crap out of ahmadinejad and get iran to give up their nuke program.

anna on August 25, 2008 at 11:04 PM

Now there is a commercial. Voice over from all the Michelle/ Barrack/ etc. speeches, fawning about how he fixed everyone’s life in S. Chitown- video of the places now.

Fade out to “This is the CHANGE Obama wants to bring to America”

Damiano on August 25, 2008 at 10:54 PM

Ooooooooooo somebody send this idea to 527 groups. The Club for Growth perhaps?

funky chicken on August 25, 2008 at 11:04 PM

Michelle isn’t pregnant… baby’s got back, that’s all.

cannonball on August 25, 2008 at 11:00 PM

I could of swore that i saw Patrick Ewing in drag.

Chakra Hammer on August 25, 2008 at 11:04 PM

Why does everything on Fox qualify as a goddamned alert?

I just saw this:

ALERT:

OBAMA: AMERICA SHOULD BE A PLACE
WHERE YOU CAN MAKE IT

And Juan .. get a hold of yerself, man.

cgoode777 on August 25, 2008 at 11:05 PM

Anyone else notice that of all the people who have a place in Barry and Michelle’s vision of America, business people are not among them?

Not one single freaking word about the people who risk it all to build the enterprises that actually make the jobs.

Not one word.

Typhoon on August 25, 2008 at 11:05 PM

Wow, you people are so pathetic.

Why? Because we haven’t fallen victim to the bullcrap Obama spell and snake oil? Carry on, enlighten us.

cannonball on August 25, 2008 at 11:05 PM

love the way they use the kids as political props…

elduende on August 25, 2008 at 11:05 PM

Michelle Obama: The nuttiness of Rev Wright + the empty rhetoric of Barry…all in one package!

therightwinger on August 25, 2008 at 11:05 PM

BO: I’m here in Kansas City…

blah blah back and forth…

BO: So here in St. Louis…..

blah blah blah

BO’s Kid: Daddy, what city are you in?

I bet Chelsea never dared asking dad where he had been.

RW_theoriginal on August 25, 2008 at 11:05 PM

I hope McCain is ready for this.

kerrhome on August 25, 2008 at 11:02 PM

Just wait until they do the Cindy rollout. There will be real tears in that crowd, from grown men, when they see what this remarkable woman has done with her life and her money. And the RNC will make sure they don’t run overtime and put Cindy on after half of America has gone to bed.

The McCains have led lives of REAL service and REAL substance. The Obamas are going to look like punk baristas at your neighborhood Starbucks by the time the RNC is over.

rockmom on August 25, 2008 at 11:05 PM

Married for nine years before they had a kid? How mnay abortions has she had during that time?

- The Cat

MirCat on August 25, 2008 at 11:01 PM

not cool

funky chicken on August 25, 2008 at 11:06 PM

I could of swore that i saw Patrick Ewing in drag.

ROFLMAO!

cannonball on August 25, 2008 at 11:06 PM

Wow, you people are so pathetic.

Nonfactor on August 25, 2008 at 11:03 PM

“Cindy McCain was gracious tonight” ~ ~ Nonfactor, next week

Entelechy on August 25, 2008 at 11:06 PM

I could of swore that i saw Patrick Ewing in drag.

Chakra Hammer on August 25, 2008 at 11:04 PM

Oh that’s cold. That’s cold.

RBMN on August 25, 2008 at 11:06 PM

What is wrong with the FOX crew?! Unbelievable!

jencab on August 25, 2008 at 11:06 PM

love the way they use the kids as political props…

elduende on August 25, 2008 at 11:05 PM

Right? McCain should rent them for the RNC convention.

carbon_footprint on August 25, 2008 at 11:07 PM

carbon_footprint, where do you think she’s been since he’s almost, but not yet, been nominated?

Entelechy on August 25, 2008 at 11:07 PM

I guess it’s groupthink… or maybe they are pumping nitrous oxide into the stadium.

cannonball on August 25, 2008 at 11:07 PM

Fireworks tomorrow night!!

infidel on August 25, 2008 at 11:08 PM

Right? McCain should rent them for the RNC convention.

Nah… his kids are busy serving America. They don’t have time for scripted chatter and koolaid drinking.

cannonball on August 25, 2008 at 11:08 PM

Finally Chris Wallace is a voice of reason.

carbon_footprint on August 25, 2008 at 11:08 PM

Is there a link anywhere to the Chris Matthews Leg-Cam?

hillbillyjim on August 25, 2008 at 11:08 PM

Just looking at Michelle Obama you can see why they didn’t want to show her around in Europe.

Its a visceral problem.

elduende on August 25, 2008 at 11:09 PM

I am so glad I did not watch this.

Terrye on August 25, 2008 at 11:09 PM

carbon_footprint, where do you think she’s been since he’s almost, but not yet, been nominated?

Entelechy on August 25, 2008 at 11:07 PM

In lockdown somewhere in a remote place in Southside Chicago?

carbon_footprint on August 25, 2008 at 11:09 PM

philnewkirk on August 25, 2008 at 11:03 PM

Nonfactor on August 25, 2008 at 11:03 PM

“Conservative” Obama Supporter, meet Liberal Obama Supporter. Liberal Obama Supporter, meet “Conservative” Obama Supporter.

Maybe you guys can share …. notes?

fiatboomer on August 25, 2008 at 11:09 PM

Is there a link anywhere to the Chris Matthews Leg-Cam?

hillbillyjim on August 25, 2008 at 11:08 PM

Winner!

infidel on August 25, 2008 at 11:09 PM

“Obama: American should be a place where you can make it”

? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Hey dip$hit, IT IS!!! He is blind to his own success.

Good god.

cannonball on August 25, 2008 at 11:10 PM

Just looking at Michelle Obama you can see why they didn’t want to show her around in Europe.

Its a visceral problem.

elduende on August 25, 2008 at 11:09 PM

What do you mean? She looked F.I.N.E.

philnewkirk on August 25, 2008 at 11:10 PM

Her brother did say, as a child, she memorized every episode of the Brady Bunch. Who knew it would come in so handy?

RBMN on August 25, 2008 at 11:10 PM

Anyone else notice that of all the people who have a place in Barry and Michelle’s vision of America, business people are not among them?

Not one single freaking word about the people who risk it all to build the enterprises that actually make the jobs.

Not one word.

Typhoon on August 25, 2008 at 11:05 PM

Right on brother!

Mr_Magoo on August 25, 2008 at 11:10 PM

Chris Wallace ain’t buying none of this crap.

carbon_footprint on August 25, 2008 at 11:10 PM

Is it over? I never got a tingle up my leg.

nottakingsides on August 25, 2008 at 11:10 PM

ROFLMAO!

cannonball on August 25, 2008 at 11:06 PM

Oh that’s cold. That’s cold.

RBMN on August 25, 2008 at 11:06 PM

Did you not see it? I don;t drink but.. i glanced at the TV and just D@mn.. it look like it.. ish..

Chakra Hammer on August 25, 2008 at 11:10 PM

GO CHRIS WALLACE! He deflated that balloon.

jencab on August 25, 2008 at 11:11 PM

carbon_footprint on August 25, 2008 at 11:07 PM

the entire Obama script is going to backfire though…

elduende on August 25, 2008 at 11:11 PM

*YAWN*

SouthernGent on August 25, 2008 at 11:11 PM

Cut Juan W. some slack. I can imagine feeling that way should I see someone from my traditionally oppressed group appear in such a forum.

Eh, I just kinda like Juan Williams.

mikeyboss on August 25, 2008 at 11:11 PM

I wonder how much wider those hips will get in 15 years… they might even surpass Hillary’s diameter.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Bone is for the dog, meat is for the man. :-)

cannonball on August 25, 2008 at 11:11 PM

Eh, I just kinda like Juan Williams.

mikeyboss on August 25, 2008 at 11:11 PM

So do I, but he’s in pure nut-land on this one.

progressoverpeace on August 25, 2008 at 11:12 PM

I like Juan Williams too. I guess we just don’t get what it must be like.

carbon_footprint on August 25, 2008 at 11:12 PM

What do you mean? She looked F.I.N.E.

philnewkirk on August 25, 2008 at 11:10 PM

F**k, It’s Never gonna End?”

fiatboomer on August 25, 2008 at 11:12 PM

I think Michelle Obama is scary looking. I do not say that to be mean or unkind, I just think she is. Obama is much better looking.

Terrye on August 25, 2008 at 11:13 PM

I have to disagree with you Allah on the Michelle O! speech. I thought the content was great; obviously written by Herr Goebbles’-I mean Axelrod’s-excellent speech writing team. But, again it was full of empty platitudes and heartstring pullings.

And her delivery was stumbling at times and just downright bad; clearly trying to read off a teleprompter. Aside from the verbal stumbling exposing that she was not familiar with the context-she did write the words nor shape the context of the address-it also seem to underscore the fakeness of her new image packaging.

Having said all that I do admit that she has taken the “mean” edge off her image. But this is something that Americans were willing to give her the benefit of the doubt with anyway…

RocketmanBob on August 25, 2008 at 11:13 PM

She said that Barack “fixed all those lives” – if so, how come his half-brother lives on a dollar a week (or similar) in a 4×4 box? Who in America, no matter who they are, would be able to live with themselves, and not help.

We should make a collection for said brother.

Entelechy on August 25, 2008 at 11:13 PM

the entire Obama script is going to backfire though…

elduende on August 25, 2008 at 11:11 PM

I hope you are right.
I just wonder how much of an effect it has on those PUMA ladies?

carbon_footprint on August 25, 2008 at 11:13 PM

Watch and learn:

HERITAGE FOUNDATION: “How Modern Liberals Think” by Evan Sayet

Mr_Magoo on August 25, 2008 at 11:13 PM

The RNC could run video of Obama boinking a goat but it still wouldnt sway any of the Obama maniacs. They are all fully committed, nothing will change their mind.

cannonball on August 25, 2008 at 11:14 PM

What do you mean? She looked F.I.N.E.

philnewkirk on August 25, 2008 at 11:10 PM

“F**k, It’s Never gonna End?”

fiatboomer on August 25, 2008 at 11:12 PM

Oh, is that what the Aerosmith song meant?

philnewkirk on August 25, 2008 at 11:14 PM

We should make a collection for said brother.

Entelechy on August 25, 2008 at 11:13 PM

Baldi would probably be up for it.
I know Hannity wants to donate 1K to him.

carbon_footprint on August 25, 2008 at 11:14 PM

Hey, anybody seen that whitey video yet?

mikeyboss on August 25, 2008 at 11:14 PM

This is why Chris Wallace will be the main guy in Fox News. Brit Hume, what’s up? This wishy washiness is getting on my nerves. If I want to see that, I will turn to MSNBC or CNN.

jencab on August 25, 2008 at 11:15 PM

Married for nine years before they had a kid? How mnay abortions has she had during that time?

- The Cat

MirCat on August 25, 2008 at 11:01 PM

I was married for 8 years before our son was born. I was working my way through college and he was born the day after I graduated. Sometimes people actually wait to have children until they are ready to do a good job.

Elizabetty on August 25, 2008 at 11:15 PM

Oh, is that what the Aerosmith song meant?

philnewkirk on August 25, 2008 at 11:14 PM

Which one? They all sound the same.

fiatboomer on August 25, 2008 at 11:16 PM

*YAWN*

SouthernGent on August 25, 2008 at 11:11 PM

How did that go with the sugar or whatever..

Chakra Hammer on August 25, 2008 at 11:16 PM

+! Elizabetty.

We waited seven years in order to get our financial ducks in a row, and to experience life as a couple for a while before diving head first into parenthood.

cannonball on August 25, 2008 at 11:16 PM

Hey, anybody seen that whitey video yet?

mikeyboss on August 25, 2008 at 11:14 PM

I think we’ve established that it doesn’t exist. So don’t talk about it unless you have proof. Otherwise, zip it.

fiatboomer on August 25, 2008 at 11:18 PM

carbon_footprint on August 25, 2008 at 11:13 PM

My gut is telling me the PUMAs are not going to be swayed so easily…she’s just a negative for him like his lack of experience that won’t be easy to overcome for them and the nation. Besides she adds nothing to his resume.

at best she adds nothing at worst shes a net negative for him kinda like Biden.

Bambi’s unalterable problem is his lack of resume…

elduende on August 25, 2008 at 11:18 PM

FNC just ran the McCain commercial featuring the “proud Hillary Clinton democrat” who’s now supporting McCain and voting (R) for the first time.

Not bad.

cgoode777 on August 25, 2008 at 11:19 PM

I read that McCain is expecting a 15 point bounce for Obama from the convention.

Terrye on August 25, 2008 at 11:19 PM

Krauthammer is so smart!

SouthernGent on August 25, 2008 at 11:20 PM

I’m so glad I don’t get cable or watch television. Watching the convention without the media filter For The Win.

philnewkirk on August 25, 2008 at 11:21 PM

I read that McCain is expecting a 15 point bounce for Obama from the convention.

Terrye on August 25, 2008 at 11:19 PM

It makes sense, the polls artifically went down for no reason… it makes sense for them to at least to up to where they were and and to gain some from all the coverage.

Chakra Hammer on August 25, 2008 at 11:22 PM

Covered mental health care. That will surely bankrupt the country.

Paul-Cincy on August 25, 2008 at 10:49 PM

Especially since we’ll all need it should they get elected.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on August 25, 2008 at 11:22 PM

Quickpoll:

“I now see Michelle as…”:

A. An America-hating robot
B. An America-hating vampire
C. An America-hating “human”

LibTired on August 25, 2008 at 11:22 PM

Bambi’s unalterable problem is his lack of resume…

elduende on August 25, 2008 at 11:18 PM

True, and we have over 60 more days and that should equal at least 60 more gaffes from the ticket. Good thing this convention will be over and he will get the bounce; then the debates will roll around and I think he will lose those very handily.

carbon_footprint on August 25, 2008 at 11:22 PM

Krauthammer is so smart!

SouthernGent on August 25, 2008 at 11:20 PM

The 2 Best Hammer’s…
Charles Krauthammer and Mary Katherine Ham

Chakra Hammer is just a Ball-peen Hammer compared to those Sledge Hammers

Chakra Hammer on August 25, 2008 at 11:25 PM

LibTired on August 25, 2008 at 11:22 PM

Patrick Ewing in drag.

Chakra Hammer on August 25, 2008 at 11:26 PM

It makes sense, the polls artifically went down for no reason… it makes sense for them to at least to up to where they were and and to gain some from all the coverage.

Chakra Hammer on August 25, 2008 at 11:22 PM

Artificially?? Where were you this summer? Barack made a zillion errors this summer.

Elizabetty on August 25, 2008 at 11:26 PM

carbon_footprint on August 25, 2008 at 11:22 PM

keep the faith. remember this convention is a mindfu*k. This is the most unqualified candidate to ever run for POTUS, no matter how much window dressing they go through they can’t hide that.

elduende on August 25, 2008 at 11:27 PM

All this rah, rah, will be forgotten; same from the one next week.

The Berlin adulation and Russia/Georgia decided this election.

Entelechy on August 25, 2008 at 11:27 PM

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