Bill Clinton’s tale var fra en anden tid

Samlede mine tanker, de tweets jeg havde markeret som favoritter, links, billeder m.m. i en hurtig Storify her til morgen, efter Clinton’s tale på gårsdagens konvent. Er blevet ramt af “kongres feber” og lidt ærgerlig over, at jeg var offline da republikanerne havde deres forsamling.

For ja, jeg får stadig gåsehud af “stomp speeches” og ja, er en af dem, der kan fælde en tåre, når salen lader sig rive med af taleren. Og så kan jeg ikke lade være med at sidde og sammenligne med de danske parti-kongresser, og notere mig alt fra scene set-up til uddelte skilte, fra tweets til målrettede mails. Måden at tale på er også helt-helt anderledes, og tak for det. Selvom det er medrivende i starten at høre alle soundbite’s talerne (“Obama saved the auto industry, Romney saved on taxes”), så bliver det tungt i længden, når de har pakket dem for tæt i programmet.

Ja, Ja. Hvis man en gang er blevet bidt af politik, hænger det åbenbart ved! Laver en opsamling på den digitale del af showet, når demokraternes kongres er ovre.

Bill Clinton – more talk than speech

When listening to Bill Clinton yesterday, I couldn’t help feeling that I was experiencing a speech from times past. The cheers seemed to interrupt his flow. People were applauding and shouting before he wanted them to. It wasn’t a speech, it was a talk. And a good one. Albeit also a long one.

Storified by annaebbesen · Thu, Sep 06 2012 07:43:17

Bill Clinton is making me queezy I have never heard a politician be this real it almost feels wrong #DNC2012Eric Dickerson
Bill Clinton had to repeat “listen to me know”, and “wait”, a couple of times. If he hadn’t been Bill Clinton, pausing for small jokes every now and then, he’d come of as a teacher lecturing the audience with raised forefinger threatening with detention. But instead he got the title of grand old man. 
RT @JamesFallows: Secret of Bill Clinton’s rhetorical success? He treats listeners as if they are smart. http://bit.ly/RduqMB by meRachel Goldberg
Bill Clinton should be the Secretary of Explaining Things.Ben Greenman
RT @noahWG: If Bill doesn’t end this speech by mansplaining the higgs boson to me, I’ll be disappointed. #DNC2012annaebbesen
RT @jeffcdi: Safe to say that Clinton speech qualifies as #bigdata. #DNC2012annaebbesen
His focus on numbers and facts, made #arithmatic a new hot tag on twitter. Who would have thought? 
What did Bill Clinton bring to DC that lead to four surplus budgets in a row? "Arithmatic," says Bill. Brings house down. #dnc2012Dan Savage
RT @djakes: Bill Clinton just endears himself to math teachers for centuries. #arithmaticKhalil H. Quinan
Bill Clinton delivered an AMAZING speech endorsing @BarackObama #ArithmaticCaptain Obvious
The lecturing started to drain the twitterverse’s patience, when he went well beyond his 33 minutes from the 1988 speech.
Yep RT @mattyglesias: It’s not a Clinton speech until he goes so long that jaded, policy-averse reporters start underestimating its power.Slate
And then, there’s Hillary. Both the meme…
Texts from Hillary: Bill asks Hillary how he did. #DNC #Clinton http://pic.twitter.com/xUiTDb1uDan Kressman
And the person…
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Here’s a Very Cute Photo of Hillary Clinton Watching Bill’s SpeechSecretaries of state don’t traditionally attend political conventions, and anyway, she was in East Timor (9,963 miles away), but Hillary …
The verdict? 
RT @EricKleefeld: Bill Clinton’s speech was so good, Clint Eastwood’s imaginary friend fell out of his chair.kelly1665

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