I watched Michelle Obama (and Ted Kennedy's) speeches from the opening night of the Democratic National Convention last night online (as I have no TV at home). I was amazed. Michelle might be an even greater orator than her husband. And that's about the biggest compliment I can give.
Her speech was heartfelt, eloquent, and delivered so naturally that it truly seemed like she had it memorized, or was even speaking extemporaneously. I loved watching every moment of it.
Being an information junkie, I then turned to read what the Common Man was reading about the convention. CNN, MSNBC, yadda yadda. Much to my dismay, all the headlines are negative. Things like Republicans say Dems stuck in 1960s, Abortion foes outside convention, How healed is Hillary?, Three Democratic clans mix uneasily, and my personal favorite, the hard-hitting 'Ferris Bueller' actor unimpressed by Dems.
Srsly? No headlines extolling Michelle Obama's mad rad public speaking skills? No words about how inspiring and sincere she was? This leaves me infuriated, depressed, and frankly, disgusted with the US media.
That's why I turn to you, imaginary readers. Can we have a conversation about what all of you thought about the opening night of the DNC? What did you think about Michelle Obama's oratory skills, or Ted Kennedy's rousing surprise speech? What are you looking forward to during the rest of the DNC? Please weigh in with your thoughts in the comments below.
Oh, in case you missed it, here is the Democratic National Convention speech from the woman who absolutely should be our next First Lady.