Random Thoughts and Observations:
1. The sea of humanity we could see ran approximately a 1/4 long and a 1/4 mile wide. Now I know that was only one side of the stage. What we were able to see was half or less than half of the attendees
2. Our vantage point was up on an embankment , on a 45 degree angle from the crowd proper shown on TV. All we could see were faces- , Imagine that sweep of just faces !! That is an image I can not shake.
3 For early November, it was surprising that all of the trees still had not shed their leaves. Combined with the unseasonable warmth, it seemed late summer.
4. Idea of the evening: I suggested to my better half that we just " close our eyes, and let the words flow over us" . Ya know- maybe those Repubs. are onto something with their Messiah talk-- and i could care less, i even embrace it
5. Obama has a most forceful voice and has learned well the skill of voice inflection to drive home a point.
6. To me , the most powerful section of the speech involved the voter from Georgia.
7. My wife and I are still the only people we know who were there Tuesday evening. After having friends of ours brag on and on about the concerts ans sporting events they have all seen, we have the ultimate trump card for them all !!!
8. People I know who have no interest in politics and have to be beat about the head to vote; all remarked on the speech and were all impressed to one degree or another.
9. Michigan Avenue was closed after the speech, and it is surreal to recall how we walked arm in arm down the midlle of the street.
10. 250,000 attendees, ZERO arrests.