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Barack's the man 
Friday, August 29th, 2008 | 07:02 pm [barack obama, politics, video]
Steve
Ever since he keynoted the last Democratic Convention, I've been raring to vote for the guy, so of course I liked Barack Obama's acceptance speech last night. He sounded aggressive, articulate, thoughtful, ready to take it home and win this motherfucker. He outlined his agenda and answered his critics, and I can't imagine any of his supporters hearing the speech and not leaving impressed as all hell, and psyched for the fall campaign. Hell, I even heard Mike Huckabee call the speech "a masterpiece" on O'Reilly's radio show today. Mike Huckabee.

Most of the criticisms I've heard from the Republican side seem to assume that we didn't actually watch the speech, since despite their claims, it was much more than a typical liberal stump speech. As good as his speech on race given in the wake of the Reverend Wright controversy? . . . Eh. Maybe not. I really dug that one. But still a home run. I just hope he had enough guys on base for it to make a difference.

Here are clips from the speech last night, courtesy of YouTube user rhw1984:

Comments 
Saturday, August 30th, 2008 | 01:00 am (UTC)
Anonymous
Hitler made many "masterpiece" speeches as well. The sheep continue to bleat.

--RT
Saturday, August 30th, 2008 | 12:32 pm (UTC)
People always talk about what a powerful speaker Hitler was, but I guess you had to be there, because I've never found him to be very compelling. And I don't think it's entirely that I know going in that he was an evil mass murderer. He's so mannered and shrill and melodramatic; when Charlie Chaplin mocked him in The Great Dictator he didn't even have to exaggerate, just do what Hitler was already doing. It was hilarious.

Oh, and I beg your pardon, sir, but I am not a sheep and I do not bleat.

. . .

Do lemmings make a sound?
Saturday, August 30th, 2008 | 02:00 pm (UTC)
Anonymous
When they hit the rocks.

--RT
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