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So, people keep asking me when the Democrats are going to get their rhetoric right. Plus, I am always cringing at the SoTU Democratic response sounding like it was written by the guy that translates camera instructions into English. Well, dear friends, tonights Dem response was exceptionally good. It could easily have been the acceptance speech from the 2008 Democratic convention. It hit all the major issues and was clear and personal.

I believe that you can watch the response here. But I'm not sure since I don't have my 'puter configured correctly right now.

Date: 2006-02-01 12:09 pm (UTC)
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Now, I had problems with it. Maybe I'm reading it wrong, but they touted it as "The Democrats RESPONSE to the SoTU". He wasn't "responding" to anything. He didn't address anything specific from the speach. It seemed like a canned, pre-written message that was disjointed from the president's speech.

I agree that it was clear and personal and hit lots of Democratic talking points, but I was thinking it would be a Response and it wasn't.

Date: 2006-02-01 03:06 pm (UTC)
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That's what the SOTU "response" is supposed to be - the counter-SOTU. It's not supposed to be a point by point response. Politically, that would be a waste.

Date: 2006-02-01 03:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
If that's good, I'm worried for the fate of our country. He talked like he
had never read the speech before it came up on the prompter. He sounded somewhere betweeen Shatner and used car salesman. The presentation was so offputting that the only thing I could get from the message was an assertion that we don't like the president and can do better. And I didn't believe him.

And if I didn't believe him, I don't think he sold it to anybody who isn't a party organizer.

Date: 2006-02-02 01:18 am (UTC)
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I wasn't impressed, either. But Kaine's actually an incredible orator in comparison to Jerry Kilgore, who he defeated in November. But that's not saying much -- even Duhbya looks good in comparison to Kilgore. My theory is that the DNC wanted to bump up former governor and party rising star Mark Warner (Kaine was Warner's LG), but not be TOO obvious about it.

Date: 2006-02-04 07:08 pm (UTC)
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I heard it on the radio on NPR. It sounded great.

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