I could not express it any better than Tomasky did.
Holy smokes. That was the best political speech more or less ever. There wasn’t a thing he didn’t touch on, and there wasn’t a thing he didn’t just blast out of the park. His carriage and delivery nailed it for partisans and for persuadables. He hit Republican obstructionism. He slammed the Romney and Ryan plans on virtually every point they’ve raised in the last six months, from the welfare ads to the tax cuts to the Medicare “cuts” to so much more, and he did it in detail.
Amazing detail! Who else could burrow into those details, give a wonky speech—which this was, in a huge way—but a wonky speech that brought people to their feet two dozen times?
The Democrats are just wiping the floor with the Republicans so far. I’m not saying it will decide things, but the disparity in sheer talent is enough to make people look at Republicans as swimming in the kiddie pool.
Sitting there and watching a Democrat clearly articulate and shred to pieces every major talking point and lie Republicans have uttered in the last six months was a joy. It says much about the Democratic Party that they are able to showcase their last president proudly. Compare that with Republicans who just held a convention where they did their best to create the impression that the years 2000-2008 never happened.
Furthermore, and with few exceptions, Republicans who took the stage in Tampa spent more time talking about their own accomplishments than those of their presidential nominee. Bain Capital and Romney’s time as governor were hardly mentioned.
Republicans have nothing. Absolutely nothing…except for the fictional Obama they’ve created to feed to the Fox News minions they keep protected in a hermetically sealed bubble safe from the harming effects we call truth and facts.
BTW, the trailer for the above image can be viewed here.
(The Mitt Romney source photograph is a Creative Commons licensed image from photographer Gage Skidmore. )