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Primary Night Open Thread

By Jesse Taylor
Wednesday, June 4, 2008 2:00 EDT
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9:01 PM: McCain’s speech was inspiring. Literally dozens of people standing in a room, booing things. I can only hope he’s as good of a president as he is a talker…person…man.

9:02 PM: Obama’s our nominee!

9:04 PM: McCain should bring Wiis to campaign events. I’ve heard old, angry people don’t hate those with every fiber of their being. Yet.

I don’t think that Hillary will or should concede tonight. I’d rather see her and Obama do an event in person, together, showing some cooperation and togetherness.

9:08 PM: A black man has a legitimate shot at being the next President of the United States of America. All joking aside, this is a major moment in American history.

Joking not aside, I’m glad to see that we managed to nominate someone who wasn’t a comedian or Morgan Freeman.

9:13 PM: I just got a fundraising e-mail from John McCain. It’s like he took an Obama speech and wiped his ass with it, and then put in links to his donation page. How Churchillian.

9:19 PM: They just showed Obama’s stadium full of people. Jeffrey Toobin’s head is about to explode from the dischord between that and John McCain’s seance.

9:23 PM: Just to be clear, if McCain’s speech was a disease, your face would be melting right now.

9:31 PM: The Clintons are walking out to speak now.

I already know this will be called the best speech she’s ever given by the talking heads. It may or may not be, but it doesn’t matter, because it always is.

9:40 PM: Clinton brings up a great point – 35 million people voted in the Democratic primaries and caucuses. 122 million voted in 2004. 30% of the general election turnout has already gone out and voted for a Democrat.

9:44 PM: I want to be more annoyed that Clinton’s speech is entirely about how great she and her campaign are, but…well, I actually am kind of annoyed. There was even a website mention. Why? It’s just oddly off-kilter. And there was just a “Denver” chant. This is what people are talking about when they say that the onus falls on Clinton to help bring her supporters to Obama.

9:52 PM: Uh, McCain campaign? You’re still losing 28% of the party vote and you’re running uncontested.

9:55 PM: Harold Ford, what the fuck are you doing?

10:03 PM: The more I think about Clinton’s speech, the more I have to wonder about if she’s not deeply hurting herself. Obama is now the leader of the Democratic Party. He’s the nominee. She didn’t need to concede tonight, but the way she didn’t do it is making it sound like she’s just waiting until Obama implodes…going on the sixth month now. You can write to Hillary here.

10:08 PM: I hereby call a moratorium on ever using “Beautiful Day” as a song for anything again. Municipal spelling bees use “Beautiful Day”.

The Obamas just hit the rock. The First Couple is pretty fucking sweet.

10:15 PM: Obama and Clinton are giving the same speech about Hillary Clinton.

Yeah, pretty much.

10:23 PM: Wait a minute, Obama’s going after McCain without a creepy grin on his face or awkward pauses. He’s making a case that his opponent is wrong without using stupidly delivered scare words and boogedy boogedy hands.

This guy can’t be president. Shit.

10:33 PM: This speech is so good that Obama just guaranteed six months of Republicans declaring him a homosexual Muslim abortionist. On his good days.

Seriously, just amazing.

Jesse Taylor
Jesse Taylor
Jesse Taylor is an attorney and blogger from the great state of Ohio. He founded Pandagon in July, 2002, and has also served on the campaign and in the administration of former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland. He focuses on politics, race, law and pop culture, as well as the odd personal digression when the mood strikes.
 
 
 
 
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