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Thoughts on the speeches?

  • Nov. 5th, 2008 at 10:41 AM
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Thought McCain's was incredibly gracious and short. Obama started out strong and then got a little meandering but he's pulling us back with the 100+-year-old-woman who lived to see so much. And the sermon like "Yes we can" is bringing it back to the crowd. What did you think? 

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(no subject) - fmsilk - Nov. 5th, 2008 05:21 am (UTC) Expand
zeitgeistbuzz wrote:
Nov. 5th, 2008 05:24 am (UTC)
It's e pluribus unum time, folks. From many, one nation. Or, as Ben Franklin said, we should all hang together, gentlemen, or we shall certainly all hang separately.

Let's get on with it.
(no subject) - neko_loliighoul - Nov. 5th, 2008 06:11 am (UTC) Expand
(no subject) - fmsilk - Nov. 5th, 2008 04:31 pm (UTC)
zeitgeistbuzz wrote:
Nov. 5th, 2008 05:21 am (UTC)
Obama: Yes We Did!!!!
Yes he did, folks! Say hello to President Elect Barack Obama. Now, can he pull off the hat trick? President Obama is now responsible for restoring America’s economy, Americans’ faith in themselves, and America’s place in the world. Yes, Obama has won…a shot at the toughest job in the world. There’s a lot of work to do. Let’s get on with it.
alatoo wrote:
Nov. 5th, 2008 05:33 am (UTC)
Re: Obama: Yes We Did!!!!
Let me remind you - there is still 2.5 months of Bush left. And there is still a lot to destroy in our economy.
Re: Obama: Yes We Did!!!! - oneangredwarf90 - Nov. 5th, 2008 06:33 am (UTC) Expand
Re: Obama: Yes We Did!!!! - tokio - Nov. 5th, 2008 05:12 pm (UTC) Expand
jaboobyville wrote:
Nov. 5th, 2008 05:28 am (UTC)
Obama's speech was a home run.
takemetothesea wrote:
Nov. 5th, 2008 05:29 am (UTC)
The minute the McCain supporters started booing and McCain "attempted" to stop them, I was really hoping that I would've been there and could have told them to close their mouths. I just thought it was rude. Of course I can see why they were mad, but then again that's no way to act.

I was proud of John for excluding the mudslinging in his speech.
kitblonde wrote:
Nov. 5th, 2008 05:35 am (UTC)
What I noticed was the near complete absence of reference to God, which seems to me to be unprecedented (but I'm not a presidential-acceptance-speech-ologist). As an atheist who figures there won't be an atheist president until the sun expands and snuffs out all life in the solar system, I'm just thrilled at the concept of seeing a true separation of church and state. Plus, Obama is good at talkin'. He stuffed that speech full of pull-quotes.
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(no subject) - castleclear - Nov. 5th, 2008 07:48 pm (UTC)
respndines wrote:
Nov. 5th, 2008 05:36 am (UTC)
Obama could have read a haiku about sauerkraut, and I this still would have been one of the happiest days of my life. As it was, he hit all the right notes, serious, beautiful, hopeful, commanding, humble, integrating all the themes of his campaign. I thought McCain gave his best and most human performance of the whole season - he seemed to come back to himself at the very end of the road.
(no subject) - fmsilk - Nov. 5th, 2008 03:23 pm (UTC)
gregorykennedy wrote:
Nov. 5th, 2008 05:47 am (UTC)
It was incredible. I have never seen people in the US this excited about an election. I tried to go to my local pub and it was standing room only. The even opened up the windows so people on the street could hear the speech.
insanalist wrote:
Nov. 5th, 2008 05:49 am (UTC)
yepp. mccains was short and simple.

obama's....well i was glued to the television and I should say the beginning of his speech was pretty good; watching the crowd was more interesting though. some of them were bawlingggg.


kamottle wrote:
Nov. 5th, 2008 05:59 am (UTC)
McCain was very gracious but his supporters were being very rude. It wasn't nice to watch. Also, LOL @ them cheering louder for Palin than they did at any other part of the speech.
tisoi wrote:
Nov. 5th, 2008 05:59 am (UTC)
Both speeches were awesome.
parawhore77 wrote:
Nov. 5th, 2008 06:02 am (UTC)
is anyone watching CSPAN? this just shows the ridiculousness of some Americans. they are STILL saying he is a terrorist, a muslim, a foreigner. prejudice is ugly.
anya1976 wrote:
Nov. 5th, 2008 09:37 am (UTC)
there are a few posts i read on my f-list that are still saying he's a terrorist and a muslim and not an american i sent a link to a fact sheet about him and was told that "facts" can be altered and something about the suspicious death of his grandmother before she could say he was born in africa or something... yea a tad insane.
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(no subject) - anya1976 - Nov. 8th, 2008 10:17 pm (UTC) Expand
d1g17aldr3am3r wrote:
Nov. 5th, 2008 06:03 am (UTC)
I thought that McCain was a genital man.. unlike his booing fans! He gave a great speech. Obama's speech was beautiful.. I got a little weepy eyed. YAY for America!
d1g17aldr3am3r wrote:
Nov. 5th, 2008 06:05 am (UTC)
*gentle man*
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grinninfoole wrote:
Nov. 5th, 2008 06:09 am (UTC)
Both speeches were excellent
McCain put aside all the Rovian crap and displayed the genuinely high-minded and patriotic spirit that has always impressed me. Obama gave a great speech, and, more importantly, high-lighted how far we have come as a society, how far we have still to go, and called upon all of us get busy building a better tomorrow.

This is the sixth election in which I have voted, and candidates for whom I have voted have won and lost before. This is the first time that I felt something more than satisfaction at the victory itself. This time, I felt an upwelling of faith in my country, my fellow citizens, and myself, that I haven't felt since I was a child.

I hope we can sustain it.
hanjuuluver wrote:
Nov. 5th, 2008 06:21 am (UTC)
Re: Both speeches were excellent
I think you put this sentiment much better then I ever could. Personaly, this was my first election, and the feeling of acomplshment and hope that I felt when they announced Obama as the winner... It is definatly a feeling I will never forget.
Re: Both speeches were excellent - oneangredwarf90 - Nov. 5th, 2008 06:36 am (UTC) Expand
grace_om wrote:
Nov. 5th, 2008 06:44 am (UTC)
McCain's crowd has a lot to learn about class from Obama's crowd.

(no subject) - castleclear - Nov. 5th, 2008 06:47 am (UTC)
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(no subject) - vinyl__ - Nov. 6th, 2008 01:26 am (UTC) Expand
nlkjasdf wrote:
Nov. 5th, 2008 06:49 am (UTC)
Obama's speech reflected his wide view of the world, it was awesome. I was quite impressed by McCain's too.
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