The Football Game Had More Drama

Senator John McCain’s acceptance speech nearly sucked the life out of the Republican convention.  It was easily one of the worst delivered speeches at a political convention in recent history – worse than Bill Clinton’s keynote address at the 1988 DNC in Atlanta.  Even George W. Bush is a more inspiring speaker, if that’s even possible.

Here’s what we didn’t hear about:

  • The economy and plans to fix it
  • Immigration
  • Diplomacy and attempts to rebuild America’s stature
  • Healthcare
  • The Bush record
  • McCain’s 90+ percent support of the Bush record/policies
  • A dig at Congress when he’s been a member of Congress for 26 years.
  • Where was Dick Cheney?

What we did get was lots of biographical information.  Did you know, for example, that John McCain was a POW?  Did you know he and his wife adopted a dying baby from Bangaldesh?  Did you know that Sarah Palin was from Alaska and knows how to field dress a caribou?

How can Cindy McCain — with a straight face – say McCain has 26years of Washington experince without being a Washington insider?  Must be the Botox talking.

I am looking forward to the coming debates.  The main thing that emerges from this convention is the press is no longer an ally of John McCain’s campaign.  His campaign manager’s attacks on the press for doing their jobs sunk that. 

The net result — almost no GOP bounce.  My conservative neighbors are even telling me they wish Palin was at the top of the ticket. 

  1 comment for “The Football Game Had More Drama

  1. Lefty
    September 5, 2008 at 11:03 am

    Astute observations.

    McCain’s personal story is a touching one- but hardly the reason someone should select a President- especially in such difficult times.

    It’s the sizzle … not the steak.

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