And he was on such a roll, though I guess he figured he could finally relax a little after Hillary dropped out. See the photos of Obama’s bike ride yesterday here.
Hotly telling people to chill on the vice presidency thing? Check.
Hotly taking lead of the Democratic Party and hotly banning lobbyist money? Check.
Hotly setting his sights on Virginia? Check.
Hotly smooth talking the 95-year-old Charles Edwards who gave him a homemade walking stick, and then hotly threatening to hotly “whup” Congress with said walking stick if they don’t pass his health care bill? Check and check. See the video on CNN’s website here.
Side rant: CNN does a much better job with the clip above than the 10 minutes I caught of Anderson Cooper’s show last night where they had their cameras on Hillary Clinton’s house, reporting on Obama and Clinton meeting.
A shot of a house.
To be fair, they sometimes split the screen between the house and one of their commentators. And it turns out, they were at the wrong house! I knew there was a reason I can only stand AC for 10 minutes. But, I do like that Donna Brazile. No wonder he can’t be her boo.
We’ve all heard the media frenzy over Barack and Michelle “fist-bumping” on Tuesday. I guess they need something to report on until Saturday.
On the other hand, my friend SC points out, what about that little love tap at the 11 second mark? The Washington Post caught it.
I must confess that, at the age of 26, I cannot fully appreciate how historic it is that Obama is “the first black candidate to lead a major party ticket.” What’s really made my heart race all along is that Barack Obama urges us to do better because he knows we are capable of being better. From his nomination victory speech last night in Minnesota:
The other side will come here in September and offer a very different set of policies and positions, and that is a debate I look forward to. It is a debate the American people deserve. But what you don’t deserve is another election that’s governed by fear, and innuendo, and division. What you won’t hear from this campaign or this party is the kind of politics that uses religion as a wedge, and patriotism as a bludgeon – that sees our opponents not as competitors to challenge, but enemies to demonize. Because we may call ourselves Democrats and Republicans, but we are Americans first. We are always Americans first . . . beyond all the petty bickering and point-scoring in Washington, Americans are a decent, generous, compassionate people, united by common challenges and common hopes. And every so often, there are moments which call on that fundamental goodness to make this country great again. (Read the entire speech here.)
Now, doesn’t that sound like someone who knows how to pick a vice president on his own?
You know what’s more tiresome than the stories going back and forth about whether Hillary’s actually going to quit tonight? More painful to read about than the ectopic pregnancy where the baby grew in the mother’s OVARY? More unbelievable than Ted Kennedy being awake during brain surgery and more disturbing than the subsequent story my friend told me about Hannibal Lecter “performing” brain surgery on a victim wherein he removed parts of the man’s brain, fried and then fed them to the man? More frightening than Tyra Banks and her 275 smiles that she categorizes and practices in the mirror?
Thankfully, there was a way to get the bad taste out of my mouth.
A dose of Obama hotly suited (How is it that the Burberry suits keep looking better and better on him?):
That and my other hero, Stephen Colbert, telling students in his Princeton commencement speech: “You can change the world. Please don’t do that, OK? Some of us like the way things are going now.”
I can definitely identify with this Obama hotly mulling-it-over moment, usually after two champagne cocktails:
He got the necklace for his wife and the bead bracelets for his daughters. What I want to know: is he hotly sporting a bracelet on his wrist?
A rare second post for the day:
Did you know Obama was on Men’s Fitness‘ list of the 25 Fittest Guys in America?