Friday, August 29, 2008

Democratic Party Convention: Day 4, The Final Night

One of the highlights was the Martin Luther King Jr. video commemorating the 45th anniversary of his "I have a dream" speech in Washington DC. I thought it was well done and it inspired many people in the crowd of 85,000. Just before the video, Congressman John Lewis, who marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., gave an impassioned speech. After the video, Martin Luther King's son, Martin Luther King III, gave an excellent speech.

Bill Richardson, Governor of New Mexico, also addressed the convention. He gave a great speech as well. There were also some great singers, including Stevie Wonder who entertained the crowd.

Then Al Gore addressed the crowd, he was exceptionally well received. One of his great lines was, "I believe in recycling, but four more years of the same is ridiculous" in reference to McCain's promise to continue Bush's policies if elected.
Then, of course, was Barack Obama’s acceptance speech. It was a superb political speech. He laid out his agenda and highlighted the weaknesses of his opponent. All in all it was a great night.

It is interesting to point out that some neo-CONS were praying for a big storm for Colorado to disrupt the outdoor fourth day event. Instead, Gustav showed up which could wreak havoc on Louisiana on the anniversary of Katrina. Republicans are considering to postpone their convention because of this storm, this will remind voters of Bush's mishandling of Katrina in 2005. God heard them in reverse.

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  1. What a night! What a speach!
    MCCain's VP whoaa...really to the right! No abortion no Gay rights all for oil drilling in Alaska.

  2. Whoops ....SPEECH

  3. True. McCain veep? His major stumble. The lady has very little experience.