Tag Archive: Acceptance Speech


” Obama’s Speech: More of Our Familiar National Background Music”

  ” I think Barack Obama has said everything that he has to say. If I were the vice president, I would add, literally.

   I know that not everyone listens to the president as often as I do, or perhaps you do, but last night felt like a real rehash of familiar pledges and promises and
predictable jabs and reheated “audacity of hope, insert-soaring-imagery here” rhetoric. I think Obama has reached the point where he just doesn’t have much
more to tell us that we haven’t heard many times before.”

” Thoughts on night three of the
Democratic convention”

  ” Barack Obama went into this convention essentially tied with Mitt Romney. Most voters want to think well of whoever is president but most voters dislike the current economy and disapprove of his economic policies. In these
circumstances I thought and think he needs a pivot, an indication of what new goals he would seek in a second term. We didn’t get that at this convention. Bill Clinton dramatically made the argument that no one–not even Bill Clinton–
could have done better. This will be credible to many voters, but probably not to some current
Undecideds. “