I think this interview after Hillary Clinton’s speech last night was some of the best political television I’ve seen in a long time. Off the cuff, heart felt, and honest. Try finding that anywhere else at a big party convention. Still, it’s a little troubling to see people put so much faith in one person to make such an impact on their lives.
I get it that this woman is inspired by Hillary Clinton–I think that’s obvious and valid. But I’m glad we live in a system (at least for now) that doesn’t give one person enough power to instantly make the kinds of sweeping impact this woman seems to think Hillary could make.
I really think there may be some fireworks at the Democratic Convention.Â As tenacious as Bill Clinton is, Hillary is even more of a pit bull.Â They are going to go down swinging for sure. I’m not sure if it is at all possible for her to walk out of there with the nomination, but it would be really interesting.Â I think I may have to watch.
Many of Mrs Clintonâ€™s supporters, roughly a quarter of whom say they plan to vote for Mr McCain, will be out in force in Denver continuing to argue that the former first lady would have been the better nominee. Among the most vocal is Party Unity My Ass, a pro-Hillary groups whose website trails the catchphrase â€œWe are the ones no one was expectingâ€ â€“ a mocking reference to Mr Obamaâ€™s line: â€œWe are the ones we have been waiting forâ€.