Did anyone catch the speeches last night? what did you think?
Husband has swept me up into his political fever so that we spend each primary race night with the TV on watching the returns coming in. I have pretty much decided to participate in the primary this year, although usually by the time it gets to IL the candidate is practically determined. this is unusual for me because in IL you have to declare a party when you vote in the primary (even though you can still vote as an independent) But I just don't like to be on the books as anything, I don't want to be labeled. which is silly since I have pretty much leaned left my whole life.
We were watching MSNBC and making fun of the press/pundits/commentators is almost as fun as doing it for the candidates. I found it interesting that they felt the need to point out that Obama uses a teleprompter for his speeches. "Not that we press have a problem with that", just you know, you should be aware that that very stirring and well executed oratory was not off the cuff. My favorite comment was by Tom Brokaw in regards to the fact that the polls were all off for the democratic race, leading the press to declare obama the clear winner for most of the day. One of the commentators said that he supposed they would have to go back and re-evaluate how they get their polling data. Mr Brokaw had another idea, he said (I'm paraphrasing) "We might have to go back to the old way of doing things, waiting for the voters to actually have their say". Pow!