The others were getting cluttered. Durbin is introducing him now, then the video.
10:23 pm- So far, so good. This is going really well. Loved the 10% chance for change line.
BTW, mom made the NY Times.
10:32 pm- I told you all to have faith. Loved the celebrity jab.
10:33 pm- Tom Friedman is going to pop wood over this energy plan.
10:42 pm- Bring it on, McCain. “He says he will follow him to the gates of hell, but he will not even follow him to the cave where he lives.”
11:00 pm- That was a pretty damned fine speech. Matthews and Olberman are just embarassing themselves with the praise, though.
11:54 pm- The McCain campaign has no idea what hit them. Here is their response:
“Tonight, Americans witnessed a misleading speech that was so fundamentally at odds with the meager record of Barack Obama,” spokesman Tucker Bounds said. “When the temple comes down, the fireworks end, and the words are over, the facts remain: Senator Obama still has no record of bipartisanship, still opposes offshore drilling, still voted to raise taxes on those making just $42,000 per year, and still voted against funds for American troops in harm’s way. The fact remains: Barack Obama is still not ready to be President.”
Brokaw openly mocked them.
The best thing about the night- as the press is dissecting Obama’s masterful performance, I flipped to a panel on PBS about the speech. Dolores Kearns Goodwin was talking at length, in the shadow of the Obama speech, that McCain needs to show he can use a teleprompter.
They are so well and truly fucked, and they deserve it.
12:45 pm- I am still in the afterglow, and thought I would go for another trounce. Screw the foreplay, here is Pat Buchanan being positively effervescent about the speech: