Liked Obama's speech. I refused to listen to any pundits afterwards, as I usually do after listening to an important speech like that. (I like to digest it on my own.) Hell, they were even punditing before the speech. I especially didn't want to hear what Chris Matthews had to say.
10: 30 p.m.: I've been watching CNN, so I couldn't really believe Chris Matthews had said this when I first saw the quote popping up on Twitter, but I'm informed it's true: After the speech, the anchor said of Obama, "I forgot he was black tonight for an hour."
Normally, this is the part where I'd try to say something witty, but I'm literally speechless. . . .
What a creep. (I don't read "live blogs" in real time. I just pay attention to the speech, which is probably what the live bloggers should be doing instead of blogging and trying to act witty.)
I agree with Digby here:
I confess that I've always been strangely immune to the Obama speech magic for some reason, but he always puts at least one thing in them that I like. Tonight, it was this:To Democrats, I would remind you that we still have the largest majority in decades, and the people expect us to solve some problems, not run for the hills. And if the Republican leadership is going to insist that 60 votes in the Senate are required to do any business at all in this town, then the responsibility to govern is now yours as well. Just saying no to everything may be good short-term politics, but it's not leadership.The sermon about "change we can believe in" I could do without. Then again, I'm immune, so don't listen to me. As I said earlier, these speeches are always considered clinkers by the gasbags and the people usually love them. So I would think that this will be well received. . . . [There's more]
(She and I could be friends.) She also includes this in an update to her post:
The baby, by the way, is holding her own, on last report.