"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion."

-- The Dalai Lama

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

The Convention

Tonight I'm looking forward to hearing from John Edwards and Dennis Kucinich.  Last night I missed Obama's speech and had to read it instead, which isn't nearly as fun.  He sure is getting some great press, isn't he?  I feel for the sucker who runs against him for the Senate seat. 

I enjoyed Teresa's speech much more than I thought I would.  I'm glad that she talked about herself, and not just about John and her relationship to him.  Oh, I know her speech was handled and was most probably not written entirely by her, if at all.  Still, she came across as real to me, which was somewhat refreshing.  Although she is "exotic" (a term used to describe her on NPR this morning) I think many women can relate to being called "opinionated" or worse when speaking out while in a comparable situation a man is termed "smart" or "well informed." 

Update: CNN decided Dennis wasn't important enough to show.  Grr...I should have known better!  It's C-SPAN for me for here on out. 


Chris said...

I've actually been following C-SPAN or PBS most of the week. PBS has Mark Shields and David Brooks, among others, commenting, which is fun.

Also, you can watch Obama's speech on www.c-span.org.

Shannon said...

I really enjoyed watching C-SPAN last night. Definitely more of a "you are here" experience vs. a "we are here and you are not" experience when watching CNN.