He spoke last – coming out after a fun dance song that had most people up and moving – he was outstanding and relevant.
one of the excellent stories he shared was that he and Gov. Ted Strickland stopped into a diner the other day wanting a snack. They decided to get a piece of pie (it was very funny how he said the word “pie” – an inherently entertaining word). He got coconut cream pie and strickland got lemon merengue pie. the staff took a picture with them – highlighting that they’d use it to rub in against their boss, the diner owner, who was a republican. When the pie was ready, the owner himself brought it out. When the owner shared that he’s a republican, Obama asked “How’s business.” The owner said “not so good”. Obama said “you can only bang your head against the wall but so long before you get a head ache and need to stop.”
My favorite moment was when Obama:
Reminded us of FDR’s quote – there’s nothing to fear but fear itself – and then followed on by stating that “our destiny is not written for us, it’s written by us” (seems to be part of his new stump speech)