For most of the last eight years, whenever I saw Bill Clinton I thought "Come Back Shane! Come Back!" All I could think of was the ending to the movie Shane when the little boy calls to the hero gunfighter, begging him to come back and live with his family after saving the day. But the hero rides off into the sunset. Tonight, Shane came back! And he came back to save the day one more time.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Bill's speech went a LONG LONG way to repair any remaining rifts in the party that might have been left after Hillary's speech. And I LOVED how Bill Clinton said, "People said I was too young and too inexperienced to be Commander in Chief...And it will not work in 2008 because Barack Obama is on the right side of history!" He went further than Hillary. He repeatedly said that Obama was ready and capable of being President and he forcefully said that Obama would stand up to those enemies he could not convert into partners. Great speech!
And Bill got what he wanted, a several minute long standing ovation to stroke his ego.
To be honest I think the biggest problem for Obama now will be to give a better speech than Bill did. And the smirk on Bill's face as he walked off stage reminded me of the scene in "Great Balls of Fire" when Jerry Lee Lewis brings down the house (and sets his piano on fire) then strides off stage and tells Chuck Berry, "Follow that, Killer!"
Posted by Raised By Republicans at 6:15 PM