Hillary’s speech last night

What did you think?

Here are two comments from BrkfldDad and Kathryn to kick things off:

33 BrkfldDad // Aug 27, 2008 at 7:50 am

Well, I have to admit Hillary was ‘on’ last night. But three things I think are rathering interesting post-speech feedback.

1. She never praised Obama, but did Biden.
2. She never indicated Obama was ready to lead.
3. Overnight opinion polls show less than 50% of Hillary supporters will vote for Obama, numbers at, or slightly lower than before the speech.

She had the chance to hit the home run, it looks like she just bunted.

Kathryn // Aug 27, 2008 at 7:50 am

I didn’t watch the speech, but reports are Hillary pitched for the team. Score one for you, Shawn!

(BrkfldDad – if you can post a link for the poll that would be great.)

Comments

  1. I thought she did a good job. But, she did more to show why she’s a better candidate than she did tell us why Obama is a good candidate. I can’t imagine Billy will be fawning all over Obama, either. That being the case, Obama will have to give the speech of his life come Thursday.

    Good luck with that.

  2. The only thing that will be remembered about the convention is the Bill and Hillary show.

    Tonight won’t be pretty. The mutiny begins. All I got to say is the Democrats better pray McCain does not pick a women or its over.

    I am curious when the last time Dems were down in the polls at their convention. Even Dukakis who got slaughtered was up in the polls.

  3. Either way she formally stepped aside and ceased being a competing personality. I don’t think the specificity of what she said about Obama is really important.

    To me, she did what she had to do without making herself look like a loser (something that would inflame her supporters even more). She’s smart. She’s calculating, and in my opinion did the right thing.

  4. I also picked up a similar vibe on Hillary’s speech. She wanted her supporters to know that, whatever the case, to NOT vote for John McCain this November.

    While she might be ticked off that Democrats picked Obama as their nominee, she still refuses to go over to “the dark side.” She was to the point, blunt, and for once I picked up a sense of honesty from her. I don’t think she wants to go down as the individual who brought an end to the Democratic Party’s run for the White House in 2008.

  5. “All I got to say is the Democrats better pray McCain does not pick a women or its over.”

    That’s intriguing!

  6. Obama Mama says:

    ” Henry Dubb // Aug 27, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    The only thing that will be remembered about the convention is the Bill and Hillary show. ”

    Sorry Dubbs, I have to disagree. Although Hilary did make her mark, Michelle’s speech was dynamite on opening night. The couple’s daughters also made the occasion more memorable. And come convention’s close, Barack’s speech will serve as a book end to what his POTUS campaign is all about: family, hope, and change.

  7. Family (as in my brother lives in a shack on a $1 a day) Hope (think “I hope I win, I hope I win”) and Change (because that’s all you’re gonna have left in your wallet.)

  8. Obama Mama says:

    Yea he’s just a horrible person, complete liar and fraud.

  9. Better that than Family (just another person to screw over, like the rest of the country), Nope (self explanatory) and No Change from the goof in office now.

  10. Capper, that means you must have liked what I wrote!

    The goof in office now has to leave in a few months. There are term limits, you know.

    O’mama – gosh, when did you change your tune?

  11. “Barack’s speech will serve as a book end to what his POTUS campaign is all about: family, hope, and change.”

    Meaning I HOPE to CHANGE the (meaning of)FAMILY