Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Hillary's DNC Speech

I just watched Hillary's speech at the DNC. It was excellent. And will hopefully lay to rest all the annoying talking heads who like to paint Hillary supporters as frothing crazies who will vote for McCain. It will hopefully also minimize the number of supporters in the vocal minority who keep saying that, so at least the networks will have to work harder to find the people they so clearly want to say that on air.

My favorite moments of the speech were when she asked "Were you in the campaign just for me? Or were you in it for ... [actual issues here]." Of course, some of those issues are not as well-represented by Obama (ahem, universal health care), but at this point she's not a choice and McCain is a disaster. "No Way. No How. No McCain." And the Harriet Tubman section was also lovely:


If you hear the dogs, keep going.

If you see the torches in the woods, keep going.

If they’re shouting after you, keep going.

Don’t ever stop. Keep going.

If you want a taste of freedom, keep going.



Of course, there's some doubt that Tubman actually said this, but it's still a great quote.

For the full prepared remarks see Daily Kos (scroll down).

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hillary never once said she thinks Barrack Hussein Obama would make a good president, or is qualified, etc.

I think she merely stated what she needed to in order to appease the rest of the Dems. Sort of ironic but I think she and Biden said it best.

Barack Obama is not qualified to be president or ready to lead.

JacobM said...

I also thought Hillary was great -- yes, she said the things she needed to say to support her party, but she said them with as much fire as I've ever seen her use.

It wasn't her place to discuss Obama's qualifications (and to do so would have been an unfortunate reminder of things she said earlier in the heat of the primary campaign).

I liked [list of issues] "Those are the reasons I ran for president. Those are the reasons I support Barack Obama. And those are the reasons you should too."

Note to anonymous earlier poster -- thanks for using Obama's middle name so early in your post. In this context its a pretty clear signal that you're making a content-free ad hominem attack (and therefore that we can ignore you).

Anonymous said...

Ditto to what JacobM has to say about Anonymous's comments. I think the dogs will be out in force everywhere to create doubt and to try to attack this race. Absolutely, in that context Harriet Tubman's quote is so relevant
"If you hear the dogs, keep going.

If you see the torches in the woods, keep going.

If they’re shouting after you, keep going.

Don’t ever stop. Keep going.

If you want a taste of freedom, keep going."