It was amazing to see ALL the cable pundits, including Pat Buchanan, drink the Obama kool aid last night after his speech.
People were REALLY happy that Obama came out swinging and hit McCain and the Republicans hard. That clinched alot of votes for Obama last night. I believe we needed to be reassured that Obama had some real fight in him. Now we know.
Getting back to the traditional media, gushing is a word that describes their behavior. They basically said Obama was a combination of Lincoln, JFK, King, Clinton and Reagan. You won't hear too many politicians over the next 100 years get that kind of praise.
I wonder if the effusive press will have a lingering sense of "Obama is for real". Or will they just return to their Obama bashing.
I think is was Matthews who said "Obama has taken a beating over the last six months" and that he showed last night he was not only tough enough to take the negativity, but that he could turn the tables on the Repugs.
People were like "Wow! Obama handled his business."
Brokaw said the speech was so strong that the Republicans had no response. That is huge. He said that the Repugs just used their default smear response and that perhaps they had to work through their focus groups before they could REALLY respond.
So once again Obama steals victory out of the jaws of defeat. Amazing, just amazing.
What a beautiful thing to see the Republicans back on their heels and reeling.
Ladies and gentleman, the eagle has landed.