Proud: feeling pleasurable satisfaction over an attribute or act by which one’s stature is measured.
I’ve watched as much of the Democratic National Convention as I could, given other pressing commitments. As screwed up as we can be as a party, we are so far ahead of the other brand in brains, integrity, wisdom, compassion, policy, ideas, etc etc that I find it hard to believe that any sane and sentient human being would vote for the other brand.
On Tuesday Hillary Clinton finally convinced me that she could be a strong leader – but we already have a remarkable candidate. Gov. Schweitzer, Gov. Amy Klobucher and Rep Kucinich were terrific.
Last night the drama built and built as the states went through the roll call, declaring the number of delegates pledged to each candidate. Of course Obama was way ahead, but they kept going until (strangely) New Mexico ceded their votes to the next state, Missouri, and Missouri ceded to Illinois…. and Illinois ceded to New York (a total of 282 delegates at stake by this time) and….
Hillary stepped forward for New York to move that the roll call be stopped and the convention move to accept Obama by acclamation. Cheers, shouts, tears, roars. And so the so-called “disunity” came to an end. It was a great moment.
Later Senator John Kerry kicked butt the way we wished he had four years ago – what a terrific speech – comparing “Senator” McCain with “Candidate” McCain as prime examples of flip-flopping. Senator Joe Biden won my heart with his kind presence PLUS some great examples of where McCain was wrong and Obama was right. President Bill Clinton showed us why he is still the Big Dog,
I’ve been in tears a lot the past few days. Happy tears. Tonight is the NEW Big Dog. Obama!
I will watch what I can stomach of the other brand’s convention next week. They’ve got their work cut out for them….