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DNC 9/6/12 - Obama, Jill and Joe Biden, Kerry

Some thoughts on the DNC tonight as I watched the speeches...
John Kerry Kerry gets right to business but in a very accusative and argumentative tone. He seems rushed. Not a good start.
Despite what you heard in Tampa, an exceptional country does care about the rise of the oceans and the future of the planet. That is a responsibility from the Scriptures—and that too is a responsibility of the leader of the free world.”
THANK YOU!!! This is important and Romney got it wrong.
It took President Obama to restore our moral authority—and to ban torture.” – This is very important. A lot of Christians talk about what Christians should care about… this is definitely one of those issues and unfortunately we don’t.
Ask Osama bin Laden if he is better off now than he was four years ago.” – Tacky and unnecessary. I don’t like this at all.
Something about which I am VERY proud of our country and President - “President Obama promised to work with Russia to reduce the threat of nuclear weapons and si…

DNC 9/5/12

Just my thoughts on some of the speeches at the DNC today. Sometimes I just listed quotes I found interesting and worthy of more thought.

~Rep. Cleaver's speech is a must see for Christians, even if you disagree, just to hear some preaching at the DNC.

~Sister Simone Cambell, a nun: it was good to hear a pro-life, person of faith take the stage. She ended her speech with a call to kindness... how Nun-like of her :) It was actually good.

~ Not a fan of Elizabeth Warren's speech. I probably just offended all my Dem. friends, but you probably deserve it :). Too sentimental and way too many cliches. Not polished enough for her time slot and too aggressive and accusative.

~Clinton was simple and really well-done. It is a must see. My Dem. friends watched the RNC, I hope my Rep. friends will at least watch this speech, if only to hear the heart of their neighbors around them who genuinely feel this way.
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver The speaker’s opener is less like “speeching” and…

DNC on 9/4/12

My thoughts on the DNC tonight:
Julian Castro A public school teacher??? That is awesome… DNC has better music J… but does this matter?
Castro’s speech begins a little like a highschool graduation speech.
“My family’s story isn’t special. What’s special is the America that makes our story possible. Ours is nation like no other… the chance for your children to do better than you did…” – As I said with the RNC, I do not like this American exceptionalism and I do not like the promise of “more” for the future generations.
The difference between the RNC and Castro’s speech here is that the RNC’s focus was privately directed, talking about people pulling their selves up by their bootstraps and making something out of their selves. Castro’s emphasis seems to be bit broader (but only a bit), about the people as a whole and not just individuals succeeding. Castro emphasized building bridges and fighting for rights. Of the two “this is what makes America great” speeches, I prefer Castro’s becau…