From the daily archives: Wednesday, August 27, 2008

DNC Day 3: Building to History

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This was by far the best night of the convention. I was of the mindset that it was going along too slowly and overall was weak, but the more I think about it the more I realize every day built upon the other. Every speaker played a part to build toward history.

Day 1 we saw Ted Kennedy make one of the most courageous speeches in modern politics. For him to even make it out to Denver was an accomplishment. To then eschew a stool in his quest to pass the torch to a new generation of Democratic leaders […]

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Mary Jo Kilroy’s Second TV Ad

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I just saw Kilroy’s latest TV ad on CNN during their campaign coverage.

In it, Mary Jo touts her energy plan and attacks Steve Stivers for taking money from big, evil companies like Exxon Mobil and Halliburton.

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A buddy mentioned this to me via IM and I swore that she said “proud wife”. She didn’t:

I am honored to be here tonight. A proud mother. A proud Democrat. A proud American. And a proud supporter of Barack Obama.

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Hillary did a pretty good job with her speech last night at the convention.

However, I couldn’t help but wonder how she ended up choosing that horrible orange pantsuit for the occasion.

Now I know the answer: TMZ has the scoop on the behind-the-scenes process …

Personally, I think they are all pretty bad. Not the suits themselves- but the colors. I would have gone with something more conservative, like a dark gray.

I think Hillary could learn a lot about appropriate political fashion from her daughter.

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HRC’s speech

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There’s a lot to like about Hillary. This entire exercise helped remind me about some of that. It’s easy to get frustrated with how her campaign acted, and how some of her supporters continue to act. But this was great stuff. (Part 3 really delivers the goods. If you only watch one part, make it the third.) To avoid cluttering up the front page, I’ve put the videos in the extended article.

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