The former Governor of Michigan delivered a speech at the Democrats’ National Convention. I missed it. I also missed the other speeches. I also missed the speeches at the Republican National Convention. I am a bipartisan speech-misser.
But then someone sent me this video. I I have never seen anything like it in national politics.
The ex-Governor of Michigan is a knock-out. I can picture her in a short skirt and a sweater with her high school’s school’s initials on it. She is jumping up and down and screaming, “Go, team, go!” Every guy in the stands is looking at her. No one is listening. No one should be listening. But she sure looks good. She is probably dating the captain of the football team, if the team is having a winning season.
This is not rhetoric aimed at motivating people with college degrees. It is a combination of a 3 a.m. cable TV used car salesman — which works in Michigan — and a Pentecostal lady preacher in rural West Virginia.
After I wrote this article, I did a Web search for her. I came across this assessment. It is from a pro-Democrat. “When I listened to Granholm’s speech, I sort of felt like I was at a high school pep rally. Given that the Democratic convention was a giant pep rally for President Obama’s re-election campaign, that’s a good thing.”
No, it’s not.