Century of the Common Iowan: Ranking the Speeches at the Jefferson
Excerpted from this post at Century of the Common Iowan
I posted this on Daily Kos yesterday and meant to post it here, but
didn't get around to it. Here are my final rankings of the speeches at
the Jefferson Jackson Dinner... 1. Barack Obama - This was the 5th
time seeing Obama in person and he gave the passionate, strong speech
I have heard. Most in attendance would say he was one of the best and
the press, including David Yepsen, declared him the winner too. 2.
John Edwards - Led off the night with a riproaring speech that fired
up the crowd. However, he was probably hurt by going first on a long
night of speeches. He didn't get the media bump, but the 9,000 likely
caucus goers left impressed with Edwards.