He is a young, handsome, well-spoken and well-educated individual, and overall, I would say his speech was pretty good. I'm not ashamed to say that I was actually hoping for something a little more passionate and moving and even more substantive...but I guess he feels he needs to fight rhetoric with rhetoric...there was a little of that.
He did say a few things that make me want to vote for him to see if he can put his money where his mouth is. Truth be told I'd rather give anybody besides Bill's Wife a shot at the Health Care issue.
My issues are a little closer to home, however, and it was nice to hear him touch on some humorous truth; when speaking about his decision to run for Senator, he said he "...did what any wise man would do when faced with a difficult decision: I prayed on it, and then I asked my wife." Truth.
If you open the picture and squint hard enough, you can see the white-shirted Obama in front of the sweaty crowd.