I liked a lot of what Obama said. I especially liked that he harped on the point that we're all patriotic Americans, no matter what our politics. He set the stage for a clean campaign, I hope he can stick to it. I hope McCain takes the hint though we know he won't. The GOP won't let him.
I'm going to get tired of listening to his voice over then next couple of months, it is not a grating voice, but I'm spoiled by hanging around talented actors. He ain't James Earl Jones or Richard Burton. McCain has the same handicap, so it's gong to be an unpleasant audio campaign for me.
I liked what he had to say, I liked the way he said it. His speechwriters are not as good as the Clintons', there were only two lines in his 40-minute talk which got a "good one!" out of me. But aside from not having a lot of zingers, it was well-written and his delivery was better than average. He could have sipped some water, it would have helped. I hope he can avoid going into southern accent mode when he quotes scripture, he slipped up on his closing lines. Few things bug me more than an educated northerner going southern preacher on me.
After the speech, as I was channel surfing for intelligent commentary (there wasn't any) I came this close to throwing my shoe at the TV when one on air bozoid said "100 years ago, he might have been property. 50 years ago he might have sat in the back of the bus" and went on and on about African-American history. Makes me sick. Obama is African-American because his father was a well-educated, well-connected African from a prosperous family. His African ancestors were the ones who were smart enough and lucky enough to not have been hauled onto slave ships.
Also, the bozoid was showing his age - 100 years ago slavery had already been abolished for a generation. He must have gone to grade school in the 50's or 60's to get the 100 year stat.
Obama has overcome some serious obstacles, but being the great grandson of slaves is not one of them.