Monday, October 27, 2008

Well, if that wasn't the nail in the coffin......

.........then I don't know what was. No, I'm not talking about the "Closing Argument Speech" that Barack gave today. That was good. It was really good. I haven't been able to find the full video of the speech online yet, but there's some good sized chunks out there, and the full text of the speech. It brought me back to the early primary. Barack broke out the same rhetoric that made me believe almost a year ago. But that wasn't the nail in the coffin.

At the very end of the speech, after he was done speaking, I heard something. A sweet melody that took me way back. Back to the best reason I ever had to skip school. Back to Waukesha in February. (Does anybody remember those kids from Waukesha sitting in front of us who said "OK, enough with the Bush bashing."? Those kids were nuts!) Back to loading up the Honda Odyssey as full as it gets with friends, spelling out "YES WE CAN" on our shirts. And yes, blasting the song that captured the campaign. Over and over and over and over again.

I can't remember the last time I heard it. I remember my distinct disappointment in February because he didn't play it then. That was the beginning of the issue driven phase of the campaign. But with the high flying rhetoric, it has returned. A fitting signal. That's right. Barack played "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" after his closing argument speech today. Wow. I LOVE that song.


  1. We went to George Webb's, too!

  2. Hey, why wasn't your best reason ever to skip school to play tennisbaseball. chemistry was so gay that even tennisbaseball was more enjoyable.