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: