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  •  I watched the end of (11+ / 0-)

    this on C-Span. Axelrod gave the closing speech as it was for the charity his wife set up after they had a child with this ailment. It was a very moving speech by Axelrod that had many in the crowd crying. Their daughter is now 24 and went thru a terrible ordeal dealing with this. Axelrod really sounds like a great father and family man. I wonder if he really wants to move to washington.
    It was funny to see Dodd,Clinton and Obama all on stage, later to be competitors. Dodd did in Hillary with that debate question followup where he bluntly said she just said she was for drivers licenses for undocumented before she was against it..

    •  I watched the whole thing on the C-Span (11+ / 0-)

      site and it was fascinating. The roast occurred months before anyone declared their intent to run and it's obvious all and sundry believed Hillary would get the nomination...she went last and was given the most time to speak. There were cracks here and there (especially from Emanuel) about Obama breaking his promise not to run, but it's obvious where folks thought this was going. Watching Obama's reactions was SO interesting, because, in retrospect, we know he planned to run.

      It was kind of awesome to see Axlerod, Obama, Clinton and Emanuel in this setting, all joshing as friends, years before this history-making election. After paying so much attention to this election, I felt like I was watching old buddies in simpler times. It was an interesting "time capsule" moment.

      Ah no, it's always just my luck to get/ One perfect rose

      by kat68 on Sat Nov 08, 2008 at 12:12:57 AM PST

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    •  I have a lot of faith in Obama's (3+ / 0-)
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      cabinet selection, since even his campaign staff seem like really decent people, like Axelrod.  No emotional outbursts-always just the facts laid out in a calm, methodical manner which gave them extra weight.

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