I heard he closes the show with a rocking cover of Free Bird.I'm planning on attending a rally in Texas - I wish I could go to the one tomorrow in New Orleans, though. I expect Obama to bring down the house.
Heck you see it in churches all across the country every Sunday morning.
Well, I didn't mean people would be holding up lighters and women would be throwing their panties on the stage and stuff. I meant, as far as stump speaking goes, he usually brings down the house - which really means infusing the audience with enough enthusiasm to incite action (volunteering, donating, etc) as well as making the event memorable to the people who are in attendance, much like a rock concert. "Back when I saw Pink Floyd in 1992, blahblahblahblah." = "Back when I saw Obama in 2008, blahblahblahblah."I heard he closes the show with a rocking cover of Free Bird.
Seriously, how can a politician "bring down the house"? It's all the same rhetoric. He is not going to say anything he hasn't said in the past. When did we start associating politicians with being rock stars? Probably the same point that politics became more about image than substance.
And, to be clear, this is not a specific shot at Obama. He seems as more or less as substantive as any of the people running. I just don't get the rock star worship and "go team" attitude that surrounds politics these days.