What makes the process of Amertican presidential elections so interesting? Well, the level of speeches, for one. Here're three from the Democratic National Convention:
Michelle Obama on Day 1:
Read the transcript
Bill Clinton on Day 2 which, by universal consensus, sells the second term for Barack Obama better than the latter could himself:
Read the prepared text at NPR or the transcript of the actual delivered speech at NYT -- see how the man can still wing it brilliantly extempore -- as NPR puts it, adding about 2,300 words to a speech that started with 3,200 words
And finally, the man himself:
Read the transcript at NPR
Say good Bye to the first non American, Muslim, Mullato by race and Black by choice president. Americans have already done it.
How good media could be. Everyone talks about democrat convention but not a single word on republicans. Who can say Clint Eastwood or Paul Ryan were not good enough.
There is general agreement that speeches in the Democrat convention were a lot more robust than in the Republican convention (except among FOX TV watchers!). Clinton and Kerry were truly outstanding.