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That's what Hillary Clinton said to 20,000 enthusiastic Democrats last night. It's going to make a hot selling bumper sticker.  Hillary Clinton gave her best speech ever.  She set up her best line saying, by telling the crowd that John McCain did not believe that women deserve equal pay for the equal work.  She went on to give my favorite line "with an agenda like that., it makes sense that George Bush and John McCain will be together next week in the Twin Cities because these days there’re  awful hard to tell apart.”  And Pat Buchanan said she would not tear down John McCain because they were Senate buddies, and she will be running for president in the year 2012.  She proved them wrong.  A class act, because I have never heard a second-place finisher endorsed the winner in such a fashion.

The McCain camp fired off their talking points which every surrogate used line by line.  They said Hillary never mentioned Barack Obama was ready to be commander-in-chief.  It left out the fact that she lowered John McCain status, to way below Obama’s.  She emphasized their similar views on the issues that matter to the Hillary supporters.

The Democratic convention is getting little testy, I guess the pundits are having too much together time.  First there was the CNN flare up, between John King and Paul Begala. This started because Paul did not want anyone to say he was active in trying to stir up the Hillary Clinton delegation.  Then David Shuster and Joe Scarborough got into it over Iraq wanting our troops to leave on a timetable.  David Shuster said “your party, Joe” and it took off from there.  Shortly afterwards Joe Scarborough and David Shuster hugged....I left out the Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews  jabs, and the Keith Olbermann Chris Matthews taking pot shots at Howard Wolfson of  Fox for being a lap dog. 

The clip I provided,sorta reminds me of this forum ,without the hugs.

Here are some other good lines from the convention.

Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., told the convention crowd that McCain "calls himself a maverick, but he votes with George Bush 90 percent of the time. That's not a maverick, that's a sidekick."

Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland used a baseball analogy about job losses. Bush "came into office on third base, and then he stole second," he said. "And John McCain cheered him every step of the way."

Tonight it's Bill Clinton and Joe Biden’s turn.  I'm pretty sure Joe Biden will take off the gloves, and go after John McCain, but Bill Clinton is a different story.  Bill Clinton claims he has not written a speech yet, so the Obama camp will not get a good look see before he goes on stage.  I'm pretty sure Bill Clinton will give a great speech tonight, because he is a very competitive man, and he will want to place the bar very high for Barack Obama Thursday night.

A worthwhile clip.