Last night, the country was reminded what is so terrific about Fred Thompson. He gave a fantastic speech that had the people on their feet, delegates yelling out in support - the electricity was fierce in the convention hall. It was about time and exactly what we needed.
Thompson words articulated and surmised the conversations that have been taking place here and likely around kitchen tables across the country -- Obama simply isn't ready to lead, we can't afford his policies.
Thompson also brought the national political conversation (hopefully) back to the issues and the candidates (not the candidates' families).
If Thompson 'laid down the law" with a delightful fire and brimstone delivery, Joe Lieberman could be viewed as restoring order. Quietly and with great resolve, Lieberman outlined the very simple and obvious reasons that he - a respected Democrat- even agrees that at this moment in history, given our economy, national security - we just can't take the chance on Obama.
Today, Massachusetts delegates will return early to the Xcel Center to assemble hurricane relief kits for gulf coast residents before heading into the hall to hear what is the most anticipated speech this week - Gov. Sarah Palin.