Thursday, August 28, 2008
Well, I Loved It.
I've voted in every presidential election since I wasted a vote on John Anderson in 1976, and I've never seen anything like that stadium speech in Denver tonight. I loved the speech; a great stem-winder that provoked thought rather than suppressed it. The crowd ate it up. I heard on the radio that Denver police estimated 84,000 people in and around a stadium designed to hold 75,000. The police said that the line of people waiting to get in was 6 miles long.
It was brilliant political theater and a huge gamble. Maybe it will work.
By the way, the first day of class went fine.
Posted by Counterlight at Thursday, August 28, 2008