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Cyrano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-04 11:21 PM
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Obama and Teresa Heinz Kerry's speeches were great, however
they seemed to lack the Clinton emotional response from the delegates (IMO).

I think both of them touched on the issues, injustices, outrages, etc. that piss us all off, however, the bottom line is "how many minds did you change?"

Maybe I'm being overly negative, but as much as I loved them both, I'm not sure they changed anyone's mind.

Please, please, show me where I'm wrong.



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wndycty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-04 11:24 PM
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1. How is this for emotion


Delegate Donsia Strong Hill, of Onedia, Wisconsin., cries during U.S. Senate candidate Barack Obama's keynote address to delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Boston, Tuesday, July 27, 2004. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke)

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/040728/4...
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teresafan Donating Member (24 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-04 11:31 PM
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8. It looks like me when my cat died suddenly
I know the feeling.
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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-04 11:35 PM
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12. Welcome to DU! - and sorry about your cat
We got a ton of cat lovers in the Lounge :hi:
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otohara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-04 11:43 PM
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18. Welcome FOT
I'm an FOT too! She blew me away - I saw her last week in Denver and she seemed shy. She's anything but...Ms Opinionated
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DemWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-04 11:24 PM
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2. Oh, I think Obama rocked a few votes tonight...
Teresa, as good as her speech was I don't think she convinced anyone to come over to the Dems, but Obama I'm sure raked in a few converts.
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Cyrano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-04 11:36 PM
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13. Response t o #2 & 3
A few tears and a few votes aren't enough.

Although I shed a few tears myself, it's the undecided voters that are needed, and I don't think we got them tonight.

I don't pretend to know what the hell it takes to get "undecided voters" over to our side, however, I'm pretty sure that tonight's "Convention Act 2" didn't accomplish it.

What's it's going to take, I don't pretend to know. But I there's some genius or some incredibly inspired individual out there somewhere who has an answer.
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apnu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-04 11:27 PM
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3. BS! obama moved people to tears and Dean...
... had a longer standing ovation (entrance and exit) than Big Dawg.
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theivoryqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-04 11:28 PM
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4. definately wrong re: Obama - as far as Teresa... maybe not.
Obama's speech touched me, and it was evident on the faces of all who appeared on camera that they also felt the stir of passion that is so much the legacy of great leaders. I have never heard such a notable speech in my lifetime, and it stacks up against the speeches of great statesmen of the past. Even Bill Richardson concedes (as I write - on Jon Stewarts' show) he may well be a new party star. I could only think, as I watched him speak, that we were witnessing the birthing of a new national leader, if not the first (future) black president of the US.
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-04 11:29 PM
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5. Obama Was Transcendent
he has the touch of the poet.

His words move us even if we don't realise it consciuosly.

He is a Healer.
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Blue_Roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-04 11:30 PM
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6. You gotta be kidding
all the pundits can't quit talking about Obama and Teresa
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Must_B_Free Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-04 11:31 PM
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7. She wasn't pretending to speak to and for everyone
she was aiming for immigrants and women and she hit two grand slams.

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Lone_Wolf_Moderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-04 11:32 PM
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9. Barack Obama's speech was flawless, hitting all the right notes.
I have to say though, I don't know what to make of Teresa Heinz Kerry's speech. It was good, but a lot of focused more on herself than her husband, and it got a little bizarre at points. Her line about Kerry earning his medals the old fashioned way was great, though.
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-04 11:34 PM
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10. Clinton is already known and trusted. Obama still has to serve in office
remember, clinton is already known and loved. obama while we have hopes for him is stil new to most people. same thing with teresa . she has not actually been first lady.
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Lone_Wolf_Moderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-04 11:34 PM
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11. Obama's speech was flawless, hitting all the right points,
but Teresa Heinz Kerry's speech, well...a little bizarre at times.
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prodigal_green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-04 11:37 PM
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14. I think the mics were different
I think Obama was amazing and I'm sure that the delegates felt it as well. I think they may have set the audio to focus on him rather than the audience. I, for one, was in tears.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-04 11:40 PM
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15. They were both outstanding
Obama could get anybody but the most cold-hearted bastard to vote for him. He was absolutely amazing, John Kennedy amazing. He appealed to the best hopes as American citizens. Teresa appealed to Americans as global citizens and as the hope of the world. The two together, grand slam, out of the park. Amazing night, absolutely amazing.
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fujiyama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-04 11:41 PM
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16. I was amazed by Obama's speech
This guy has a great future, whether in the senate or even higher. This was the only speech so far that came close to Clinton's. I also believe that it was the kind of speech that would draw independants, moderates, and undecideds.

As for Teresa's speech, I wasn't able to catch all of it. I'll hold off my judgement until I watch it later.
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fujiyama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-04 11:42 PM
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17. I was amazed by Obama's speech
and it looked like the center was as well. He got a great response. This guy has a great future, whether in the senate or even higher. This was the only speech so far that came close to Clinton's. I also believe that it was the kind of speech that would draw independants, moderates, and undecideds.

As for Teresa's speech, I wasn't able to catch all of it. I'll hold off my judgement until I watch it later.

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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-04 11:45 PM
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19. Obama's speech was unreal.

I thought Clinton at his best, and Kennedy, not to mention MLK...
If some of that didn't get through to you, I don't care what political party you are, you need to thaw out your soul.

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peabody71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-04 11:52 PM
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20. HOW OLD IS Obama?
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Cyrano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-04 11:54 PM
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21. 42
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