Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Flash analysis: Both Mark Shields and David Brooks on PBS are panning John Edwards' speech; they felt he rushed through it, whether because of nerves or adrenaline.  I thought it was OK, but the "Hope is on the way" chant was contrived ("Help is on the way"?) and not terribly inspiring (esp. coming from someone who never helped anyone who didn't write him a check first.)

Another thing: was it necessary to drag out four-year-old Jack and six-year-old Emma at 11 o'clock at night?

Side note - After added consideration it occurred to me: Edwards didn't say a single thing about Kerry's Senate career.  Did anybody?  Will Kerry?  Or did his entire rationale for the Presidency begin and end in Vietnam?  Just wondering.

1 comment:

William said...

The "hope is on the way" chant is extremely reminiscent of Senator Byrd's "Is help on the way? No, help is not on the way!" speech that Laura Ingraham likes to rebroadcast from time to time.