Tonight's the night for Barack's biggest speech ever, and I'm confident that the satisfying "swish" of a three-point shot catching 'nothing but net' will emerge at some point during Obama's oratory. Listen for it tonight and we can compare notes tomorrow.
There's no question that Barack Obama has earned this shot. His primary campaign was masterful, and his fundraising ability second to none. He still needs to push more details of his plans forward, and should do so outlining the differences between Democratic and Republican platforms. Many of the "on the edge" voters who the polls show are vacillating back and forth between Obama and McCain are those who cannot be won over by flowery oratory, but are waiting and watching for Obama's demonstrative ability to lead. It's still his game to lose and there's still enough time left to lose it.
And in all fairness to the opposition party, I'm resisting drawing acerbic comparisons between the Democratic nominee and his senile, doddering, war-mongering, mud-slinging, swiftboating, maverick-turned-sidekick "can't remember how many houses I own" opponent...
Barack Obama stands on some pretty tall shoulders tonight. It's been an outstanding convention. Home run after home run. Hillary rose to the top of her game, as did Bill Clinton and Joe Biden.
But Obama plays a different game, and tonight I'll listen for the "swish" of the net moment that tells me Barack Obama has what it takes to emerge on top in November.
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