I'm not a night person, so I had to look to YouTube to see most of the "big name" speeches from both parties' national conventions. Each of the candidates' wives certainly knocked it out of the park for their respective husbands. Nice to see such strong, intelligent women involved, informed, assertive and supporting of their husband's careers as well as their own beliefs about the policies for this country.
But somehow, I never got around to seeing Deval Patrick's, and here I am, a resident of Massachusetts. My own governor. I heard from a lot of friends from out of state that my own Governor gave a great speech.
I heard him on the radio today. 96.9 Jim & Margery show have Gov. Patrick on fairly regularly, and he takes in calls from listeners. I was not a Patrick supporter, but these radio shows, and his courage to take random calls, and thoughtful responses have turned me around.
So today, his radio performance reminded that I hadn't yet seen his speech at the DNC. I finally just watched it. I was totally blown away. What a great speech. If you missed it, too, CLICK HERE to watch and listen. It's worth it.
Whatever you think of the candidates, this is just a great speech and a stellar presentation. Even the negative comments from people who don't like Obama's policies admit that it was a great speech.
Nice job, Governor Patrick. I am left speechless about your speech. And -- in spite of my grumpiness about the many challenges of living in this state -- with this speech, you gave me a feeling of pride to be living in Massachusetts.
OF NOTE: On a recent Bill Moyers show, factchecker.org's founder, Kathleen Jamieson, declared that Bill Clinton's DNC speech was the most "fact-based." Check it out by clicking HERE.