Wow. I’m glad I wasn’t with the McCain campaign tonight, watching the Obama show at Mile High Stadium. How does Mac compete with spectacle like that? He can’t draw a crowd like that. He can’t deliver a speech like that.
I’ve been in that stadium several times, with sold-out crowds. Not counting seating on the field. But I haven’t seen it fully lighted like tonight, both the stands and the field, with a view from the air. That was an awesome shot. Even without the speeches.
Obama’s speech was solid and on point. And surely it was no accident that it included lines and themes we’ve heard before. Neither the speech nor the music was geared to keeping the crowd on its feet and chanting nonstop. It didn’t close with rock music and dancing, as at a party, but with a more patriotic, uplifting, and thoughtful air.
I saw a tougher Obama, a boxer finally beginning to counterpunch. It was reassuring, because you can’t win a fight if you don’t engage. The sweet science. Yep, he’s probably going to be good at this, too.
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