Monday, August 25, 2008

Hitting for power

Michelle Obama's speech tonight was fine! Took it all the way downtown. Personal, particularized, connected with general principles in smart and elegant ways. And eager! Almost unable to hold herself back in her delivery. Straining against standard oratorical pacing because of her enthusiasm.

Old Ted Kennedy put a runner on base -- I loved the part about honoring our servicemen and women enough not to waste their courage for a mistake. With her exhortation that America not give in to fear, but embrace hope instead, Michelle drove them both home.

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