I am far from a political expert. (For that you should visit my colleague Ted Johnson’s blog.) But I know great TV and it doesn’t get much more emotionally charged than Sen. Edward Kennedy’s speech last night at the Democratic National Convention in Denver.
It’s too bad the ratings were so low. Democrat or republican, people who didn’t watch really missed some compelling theater.
Here you have the most visible surviving member of America’s de facto royal family, recently stricken with brain cancer, appearing at the most crucial event of the year for his beloved Democratic party.
Nobody was sure what to expect. But in his first public appearance since his diagnosis, he was powerful and commanding. His speech was short but impactful and he brought those on the convention floor to their feet and to tears.
I’m an unabashed Obama supporter so I realize I’m biased. But I have to wonder what the republicans could possibly do next week to top this.
If you missed it, check it out here:
— Kathy Lyford