I have been following both parties' convention and they are sooooooo different in their approach.
The GOP raised my blood pressure last week with their mean-spirited name-calling and downright lies even about things as inconsequential as a marathon time(yeah, you Paul Ryan -- you pathetic child!). The nasty and mean-spirited rhetoric grated on my last nerve. 'Ugly' is the only word I can use to describe the tone of the whole debacle. How anyone could find anything positive from the these alleged humanoids astounds me. I don't want such people in power. They are plain damned mean and I know some life-long Republicans who are supporting Obama rather than lower themselves (their words not mine) to supporting Romney-Ryan.
The Democrats began with my former (and hopefully, again) governor, Ted Strickland, hit it outta the park and set a great tone for the convention (If Mitt was Santa Clause, he'd fire the reindeer!) and Michelle followed with a stellar glimpse of herself and her husband. Last Elizabeth Warren opened and delivered an awesome speech on what we need in this country. Bill Clinton took it a step further delivered a 48-minute outta-the-park home run that had me outta my chair. It was Bill Clinton at his very best -- as Al Sharpton said, "Elvis and Bubba were both there." -- and made an airtight case for Obama.
I got a big kick during the roll call vote of the States for the nomination when the Mississippi delegation ceded to Ohio because he knew our 188 votes would seal the nomination of Barack Obama. Needless to say, I was proud that we Buckeyes had that honor and my thanks to the great State to Mississippi for offering this generous gift.
I can't wait to see Obama's speech tonight. We're having an event at a local college to watch it. I don't think I'm going because I don't feel well and I haven't for the past couple weeks but I've mostly rallied on doing what I need to do. I just don't feel up to crowds right now.
Here are a few things that I've collected for y'all . . .
Do you want a liar for your vice president? Here's two minutes of Paul Ryan:
And here's a Republican who thinks straight . . .
And here's why I love Elizabeth Warren -- do y'all see why?
And here's Bernie -- need I say more?