Random commentary and senseless acts of blogging.
The first Republican president once said, "While the people retain their virtue and their vigilance, no administration by any extreme of wickedness or folly can seriously injure the government in the short space of four years." If Mr. Lincoln could see what's happened in these last three-and-a-half years, he might hedge a little on that statement.
Prisoners of Azkaban
Monday, August 02, 2004
Kerry's speech was strong, but for us unreformed Clarkies, Clark's speech was the real highlight of Thursday night. The conventional wisdom, wrong yet again, was that Edwards was a better choice than Clark because, although Clark had the better resume, Edwards coud give a strong speech and Clark couldn't. In fact, Clark was far better at the convention than Edwards. Is the conventional wisdom ever right?
Is it just me or is the DNC not entirely comfortable with the strong grassroots support still enjoyed by both Dean and Clark? All through the main speeches, signs appropriate to the speaker were handed out and shown on TV. None for Dean or Clark, though - they were the only speakers I saw who had delegates waving signs that were obviously home-made.
Having indulged in this final plate of sour grapes, I will now do my best to forget what could have been and focus on supporting the very strong ticket that we actually have.