Friday, July 04, 2008

Mile High Salute??

After decades of hosting the exploits of John Elway, Terrell Davis, Rod Smith, Olandis Gary, Mike Anderson, Clinton Portis, Rueben Droughns, Tatum Bell, [insert other 1,000 rushers here], Steve Atwater, Dennis Smith, Bill Romanowski, etc., could it be that Mile HIgh Stadium (and its predecessor) will be known as the site of one of the greatest speeches in American history?? Only time will tell. But one thing is for sure, it's a better venue than classroom IV in the basement of UC Law!

9 comments:

Big Daddy said...

I figured you would have gone for the ambiance that an intimate setting such as the basement at UC law could provide rather than such an impersonal and sanitized large area Dude.

A great post by the way for this day as we declare our independence from politics as usual, from special interest groups, from the forces of the status quo who resist change with all their power.

Head Dude said...

Yeah, though in the last week Obama has epitomized politics as usual through the FISA switch, DC gun ban ruling, and now the notion of shifting positions on Iraq. On the one hand, I have no problem with the idea that viewpoints would change, because I think it's important that a thoughtful president be flexible enough to change his mind based on careful study and advice. But I worry some of the decision are more based on trying to attract independents, and the disappointing thing is Obama is supposed to be a candidate who doesn't just adapt his views to voting blocs. Disheartening, but hopefully just a summer slump.

The Franchise said...

No, I'm officially worried. He started heading for the center so quickly and so suddenly that I almost got whiplash this week.

Big Daddy said...

I have to say that I do agree with both you guys. One of his strongest characteristics is his ability to inspire and galvanize new support. If he loses that by being pegged as a typical politician...is that the ballgame?

But is his move to the center more troubling and more "dangerous" than McCain's move to the right?

YES WE CAN!!!

Head Dude said...

Fortunately, McCain's campaign can't get its footing and take full advantage, at least not yet.
I think what irritates me most about Obama's last week, is his response to the 17,000 people on his largest "myobama" group on his website who were criticizing his FISA decision. His response was basically, "I'm the best choice you have, and you know you're going to vote for me."
That's not exactly a message of hope.

The Dude said...

isn't that the same message that Head Dude delivered to Undude's wife?

Head Dude said...

Yes Dude, it's the message I delivered to a devoted Hillary supporter, but it's not the message I'd like to think Obama needs to deliver to devoted Obama supporters.

ThadisRad said...

You forgot to mention that Mile High also witnessed two Airborne greats to play for the Broncos: Lennie Friendman and Scottie Montgomery.

Shame on you!

The Dude said...

a true Airborne fan knows how to spell the name of its greats correctly.