heidi: (Obama/Biden will SPARKLE!)
[personal profile] heidi
Barak Obama is the most dynamic speaker I've seen since I (finally) watched Clinton via the net this morning.

Amazing man, he is.

: writes his name on my keds in red ink, the way I did with Clinton's name in 1988

(no subject)

Date: 2004-07-27 06:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wordplay.livejournal.com
OMG SUCH a crush on him. <3 *goes dreamy-eyed*

(no subject)

Date: 2008-08-29 02:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heidi8.livejournal.com
Hi. I am watching Barack's speech accepting the nomination of the Democratic Party as our presidential candidate, and I wanted to reply to you, albeit belatedly.

HI!

(no subject)

Date: 2016-07-28 07:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heidi8.livejournal.com
12 years on....

(no subject)

Date: 2004-07-27 06:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladylisse.livejournal.com
I am so so proud that he's running in my state. SO PROUD.

(no subject)

Date: 2004-07-27 08:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hermorrine.livejournal.com
*seconds that*

I honestly don't think he even needed the loss of a significant Republican opponent, but now that Ryan's gone and they can't seem to find a replacement, Obama's got this in the bag. And I agree with the other commenters - this is just the beginning for him.

(no subject)

Date: 2008-08-29 02:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heidi8.livejournal.com
Hi!

Man, I do take a while to reply sometimes, don't I?

(no subject)

Date: 2008-08-29 07:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hermorrine.livejournal.com
LOL You do, but I like how you pointed out a comment where I was clearly so right! ;)

(no subject)

Date: 2008-08-29 02:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heidi8.livejournal.com
Hi. I am watching Barack's speech accepting the nomination of the Democratic Party as our presidential candidate, and I wanted to reply to you, albeit belatedly.

HI!

(no subject)

Date: 2004-07-27 07:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shelaghc.livejournal.com
Wasn't he incredible?!

I'm glad I'm in Illinois just so I can vote for him in November!

"skinny kid with a funny name"
What a fantastic line!

(no subject)

Date: 2008-08-29 02:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heidi8.livejournal.com
Hi. I am watching Barack's speech accepting the nomination of the Democratic Party as our presidential candidate, and I wanted to reply to you, albeit belatedly.

HI!

THAT...

Date: 2004-07-27 07:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scoreboard.livejournal.com
...was like seeing Jason Kidd in 10th grade, or Barry Bonds at Arizona State. I would say "there goes your Democratic nominee in 2016" but I doubt it will take that long...he's got the IT.

This ought to be fun to watch.

Re: THAT...

Date: 2004-07-27 07:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heidi8.livejournal.com
Totally. But don't forget - I sat and watched all of Clinton's longlonglonglong speech back in 1988 and even though it was long, he had *it* then, too.

I think Obama is Hillary's major competition for 2012.

Oooh, Ronnie is on. Is this the first speaker who'd appeared on national tv in his underwear (snl, circa 84)?

Re: THAT...

Date: 2004-07-27 07:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shelaghc.livejournal.com
Or maybe her running mate?

;->

Good eye for talent ;]

Date: 2004-07-27 07:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scoreboard.livejournal.com
I saw Clinton's mea culpa on the Tonight Show, complete with saxophone, back in 1988, and I thought "This guy is not done with conventions."

and yeah, I think Ron Jr should have come out in the Ray-Bans (though probably not the boxers)...

Re: Good eye for talent ;]

Date: 2004-07-27 07:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heidi8.livejournal.com
Oh, man, that saxophone! He was so woobie and fun about it, and it took him so long to become comfortable with the public speaking but as he made it clear last night, he's really improved on the dynamism front.

Re: Good eye for talent ;]

Date: 2004-07-27 07:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shelaghc.livejournal.com
I saw him on Carson that time. I was fascinated and entranced with him.

Couldn't believe a politician jamming with Doc Severinson and the Tonight Show orchestra.

I was sorta hoping they could get him to play during this convention.
;->

(no subject)

Date: 2008-08-29 02:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heidi8.livejournal.com
Hi. I am watching Barack's speech accepting the nomination of the Democratic Party as our presidential candidate, and I wanted to reply to you, albeit belatedly.

HI!

(no subject)

Date: 2008-08-29 02:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scoreboard.livejournal.com
I was right about the IT...but I was sure wrong about the timetable, wasn't I?

Sometimes, as Dick Durbin said, you don't get to pick the moment...it picks you.

He's ready.

(no subject)

Date: 2008-08-29 02:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heidi8.livejournal.com
Exactly. I mean, we were so optimistic four years ago. And eight years ago, too. And again this year, but this year we have to!

RE: THAT...

Date: 2016-07-28 03:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heidi8.livejournal.com
Oh my gosh. Come read this from 12 years ago.

RE: THAT...

Date: 2016-07-28 06:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scoreboard.livejournal.com
So, that happened, and will stand forever as proof that foolish modesty lags behind while brazen impudence goes forth and eats the pudding.

Here's to brazen impudence. And youth that doesn't know what "everybody knows".

(no subject)

Date: 2004-07-27 07:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bkdelong.livejournal.com
He WILL be President one day. Mark my words.

(no subject)

Date: 2004-07-27 07:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heidi8.livejournal.com
Well, Hawaii deserves finally getting one of its residents into office.

No, seriously - the man can connect.

(no subject)

Date: 2004-07-27 07:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annearchy.livejournal.com
Wouldn't that be cool? Barack Obama, son of an African immigrant, as our first African-American president. He's got a helluva "biography" and he's a fantastic speaker with great charisma. Almost makes me wish I lived in Illinois so I could vote for him. As it is, I'll still get to vote for a terrific current Senator - Russ Feingold :D

(no subject)

Date: 2008-08-29 02:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heidi8.livejournal.com
Hi. I am watching Barack's speech accepting the nomination of the Democratic Party as our presidential candidate, and I wanted to mark your words.

(no subject)

Date: 2008-08-29 02:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bkdelong.livejournal.com
Check back in November. Hopefully, my words will ring true.

(no subject)

Date: 2008-08-29 02:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heidi8.livejournal.com
No other option. They have to.

: writes Barack over and over again on my keds

(no subject)

Date: 2004-07-27 07:28 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
where would one see clinton's (and obama's, maybe) speech?

(no subject)

Date: 2004-07-27 07:34 pm (UTC)
ext_7484: Erato_Original (Default)
From: [identity profile] evil-erato.livejournal.com
I know that CSPAN had it up earlier today, and you can listed to it from the links at NPR. As I live in a house of Republicans, I'm listening to them at work the day after. *sigh*

(no subject)

Date: 2004-07-27 08:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shelaghc.livejournal.com
My sincere sympathies.

Are you wearing pro-Kerry t-shirts and buttons just to annoy them and saying things like "shove it" or "I'm a war president/wanna be a peace president?"

;->

(no subject)

Date: 2004-07-27 08:55 pm (UTC)
ext_7484: Erato_Original (Default)
From: [identity profile] evil-erato.livejournal.com
I tell them to "shove it" on a daily basis - only now it has so much more meaning. :D

(no subject)

Date: 2004-07-27 08:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jessryn.livejournal.com
You can probably watch Obama's speech later tonight, if you are able to stay up. I also live in a house with Republicans and I watched Clinton's speech late last night/early in the morning, since CNN is replaying the convention coverage.

(no subject)

Date: 2004-07-28 07:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] no-remorse.livejournal.com
rtsp://cspanrm.fplive.net/cspan/project/c04/c04_dnc072704_obama.rm

(no subject)

Date: 2004-07-27 07:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] virginia-bell.livejournal.com
Barack Obama reminds me greatly of Rep. Harold Ford from Tennessee, who I had the honor of seeing in person. They're both African American and amazing speakers. When I watched Ford speak, I just got this feeling that this guy is going to be something big. He apparently challenged Nancy Pelosi to her leadership position in the House...

Signing off, V.M. Bell

(no subject)

Date: 2004-07-27 07:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heidi8.livejournal.com
Harold?

Ha, that's so fun for me to read.

Harold is an old, old friend of mine - we went to college together and spent a lot of time in dc together when I was in law school (with a cousin of his, coincidentally) and he was taking a gap year between Penn and law school at Vanderbilt. He's a wonderful guy now, and he was wonderful when we were 20 and running for class offices, and I adore him greatly.

OK, jealous now.

Date: 2004-07-27 09:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scoreboard.livejournal.com
Back when I was at Vandy, my ticket for 2008 was Evan Bayh and Harold Ford. He can write his own ticket in Tennessee state politics for as long as he likes, but I think he's cut out for something bigger...

(no subject)

Date: 2004-07-27 08:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] klikittyklak.livejournal.com
I know! I so <3 Obama. Especially after tonight! He's the next president, he is! (Hopefully anyway)!

(no subject)

Date: 2004-07-27 08:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greyandgrey.livejournal.com
I so wish that I lived in Obama's state and was of voting age!!!!! (Damnable 6 months) If he runs for president in the future (and I hope he does) I'm already voting for him!!!!!

(no subject)

Date: 2008-08-29 02:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heidi8.livejournal.com
Hi. I am watching Barack's speech accepting the nomination of the Democratic Party as our presidential candidate, and I wanted to reply to you, albeit belatedly.

HI!

(no subject)

Date: 2008-08-29 03:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greyandgrey.livejournal.com
I'm still voting for him! (and I now live in his state)

(no subject)

Date: 2004-07-28 07:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anya-writer.livejournal.com
You must hide your keds, as someone might steal them and use them for divination.

That is so cool.

(no subject)

Date: 2008-08-29 02:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heidi8.livejournal.com
Hi. I am watching Barack's speech accepting the nomination of the Democratic Party as our presidential candidate, and I wanted to reply to you, albeit belatedly.

HI!

(no subject)

Date: 2004-07-28 07:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] no-remorse.livejournal.com
Well, Barack is a very good public speaker and he just talks about the right things, dear old - and probably totally fictional - Seamus, full of trust in people who are in reality the scum of the earth and don't deserve to risk Shamus' life at all. I nearly cried. This is indeed the stuff wonderful presidential candidates are made of, but I am that as long as people continue to misspell his name (which might be forever) he won't stand a chance.

(no subject)

Date: 2008-08-29 02:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ozratbag2.livejournal.com
I find it deeply satisfying to see him making his acceptance speech on the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King's - "I Have a Dream" speech.

It marks and remembers history all in one fluid motion. :)
Page generated Aug. 23rd, 2017 02:19 am
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios