Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Tonight's scorecard

I had hoped Obama would do better tonight. It was a good speech, I just didn't feel like he was able to come up with the narrative component that would make it memorable in the future, the hook. A few years down the road, if we remember it at all, we'll think: "That was the night Obama came out and told us all the things he wanted to do."

Bobby Jindal, on the other hand, played the narrative card hard. "My dad said this... we were hopping in boats to save people that." He crafted that puppy good, so it was great when David Gergen pulled up some numbers that demonstrated that Jindal was basically full of shit. But he was full of the shit Republicans love.

Nancy Pelosi was, in truth, looking a little too happy there.

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