I watched the video of Hillary Clinton tonight and as a woman I must say it was extremely impressive. Although I disagree with her politics, it made me proud as a woman to see her journey. Her speech was very well written, very well delivered, and very well received, but it lacked something.
I listened carefully. To be honest, the only endorsement I heard from Hillary was vote for Barack Obama because he is a Democrat. She technically did the job that she was sent to do, but she didn't address the concerns that she herself brought up about Obama.
She didn't once address his experience. She didn't address what he will do for our country. She said nothing that would relieve her supporters fears about Barack Obama's past, his radical associations, or why he is ready to lead our country.
Now, don't get me wrong. I don't blame Hillary. She didn't want to lie. She didn't want to be seen as the reason why Obama will lose. If he doesn't get a bounce in the polls after the convention, I can tell you now, his minions will blame her and her supporters for it.
Another thing that I noticed, and I am sure that a lot of other women out there noticed, was the look on Michelle Obama's face throughout the entire speech. The only two times that she smiled were when her own name was mentioned and when the speech was over. Out of curiosity, I looked at a few of the PUMA sights and it was not an observation that I was making alone.
I believe that Senator Clinton said it best during the primary:
"I know Senator McCain has a lifetime of experience he will bring to the White House. And Senator Obama has a speech that he gave in 2002."
Congratulations Senator Clinton on your historic run for the Presidency. You have cracked the glass ceiling and if we're lucky John McCain's VP will finish the job for you.