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September 2012

@abulsme Updates from 2012-09-05 (UTC)

  • K. Just finished. So I will be able to Alex. #
  • Not live tweeting Michelle Obama speech. Playing trains with Alex. :-) #
  • Will Michelle run for Senate in 2016? :-) #
  • Michelle is killing this though. #
  • Wasn't entirely joking about Michelle running for office too. I said so in 2008 too after listening to a few of her speeches. #
  • MT @owillis chelsea: dad, did you see– bill: yes. it was magnificent. c: what about your speech? b: i burned it. michelle changed the game. #
  • Catching up :-) MT @SaraLibby: Patrick: "It's time for Dems to grow a backbone and stand up for what we believe!" Whole arena roars. #dnc #
  • MT @poniewozik: Re Deval Patrick: turns out you can give a speech that advances your political future AND endorses the guy you're there for #
  • Oops. Meant to text that to Brandy. Had just finished recording CC. RT @abulsme: K. Just finished. So I will be able to Alex. #
  • RT @HuntsmanAbby: Can't help but notice that the crowd at the DNC is just slightly more colorful than last week. #
  • MT @scalzi: Note to @ustream CEO: when you say "this wouldnt have happened with our premium product" you're saying your normal product sucks #
  • RT @markos: In that it doesn't suck? RT @michellemalkin: Tonight's #DNC = Bizarro version of #RNC #
  • Reading – Manual Transmission and the iPad Mini (John Gruber) #
  • RT @cliffschecter: I don't get it–Dems have an emotional video on during primetime & not old white person yelling at furniture #p2 #DNC2012 #
  • MT @BenjySarlin: This MO speech is supremely clever. Unassailable personal story but Romney message is impossible to miss at every turn. #
  • Reading – Live-Blogging Charlotte, Day One (Andrew Sullivan) #
  • RT @GlennThrush: Something that I didn't see in Tampa — wait staff cheering for convention speaker… Michelle #
  • RT @BenjySarlin: Also, this is surely the best speech of either convention so far. #
  • RT @dansinker: DNC 2012: Fuck it, let's run as Democrats. #
  • RT @mattyglesias: The iron fist in a velvet glove character of this speech should be in rhetoric textbooks. #
  • RT @owillis: bill clinton's going to have to do really well to live up to this. and he's bill effing clinton. #
  • RT @Alyssa_Milano: Wow. I love her. #
  • RT @billmaher: #MicheleObama – wow! After that speech, look out Hillary she may beat ya to the white house #
  • RT @MikeGrunwald: That's how it's done, folks. #
  • RT @FHQ: Delegates do not an electorate represent, but these people are fired up. …and yea, ready to go. #dnc2012 #
  • MT @LarrySabato: Michelle was terrific. So was Ann. But those who study elections will tell you: Spouses please voters but dont change votes #
  • RT @DouthatNYT: Ann Romney's speech was solid but overrated, and Michelle Obama's significantly more impressive speech proves it. #
  • RT @markos: Republicans? That sinking feeling in your gut is right. You are doomed. #
  • RT @DemConWatch: Gergen: 2 more nights like this, Dems could break the race open #
  • MT @mattyglesias: Democrats are totally dominant at set-piece speeches, too bad they have no forward-looking agenda to talk about. #
  • RT @froomkin: I have all sorts of qualms about Obama's presidency, but I am fiercely proud to have that person as our First Lady. #
  • RT @markos: Dems rocked tonight. You know Clinton will rock it tomorrow. And Thursday with Brack? This isn't even a fair fight. #
  • RT @owillis: "surely there must have been some socialism in it somewhere!" RT @MattGertz Fox hosts look extremely depressed right now. #
  • RT @drgrist: Jesus. This speech has left the Romneys in smoldering ruins without once mentioning them. #
  • MT @BuzzFeedAndrew: RT @jodikantor: Sorry people, M Obama will never run for public office. If she does, I will eat every page of my book. #
  • Wow. RT @BenjySarlin: RT @nycsouthpaw: ! RT @1bobcohn: CBS reports that Michelle wrote the speech herself and worked on it for a month. #
  • RT @KatrinaTrinko: Michelle Obama and Condi Rice may be best political female speakers out there right now. #
  • Reading – FLOTUS Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee (Garance Franke-Ruta) #
  • Reading – Michelle Obama, ‘Mom-in-Chief’ (Noreen Malone) #
  • Reading – Michelle Obama's Pitch to Disaffected Democrats (Kevin Drum) #
  • Reading – Michelle's Moment: Tweet Reax (Andrew Sullivan) #
  • Reading – Charlotte, Day One: Blog Reax (Andrew Sullivan) #
  • Reading – Driverless Cars Coming Soon to a State Near You (If You Happen to Live Near California) [Kevin Drum] #
  • Watching – Convention In 100 Seconds: DNC Day One (TPM TV) #
  • Reading – Democrats Reinvent Themselves As The Part Of Fiscal Austerity (Matthew Yglesias) #
  • MT @chrislhayes: I have no special insight, but 9/10, if not 99/100 off the record assertions that someone wrote their own speech are bunk. #
  • RT @chrislhayes: Not that the speech couldn't have been written by FLOTUS, just that there are speech writing staffs for a reason #
  • MT @dccommonsense: I watched MObama's speech online.Really people?You're all gonna swoon again over cleverlycrafted speeches delivered well? #