Thursday, September 04, 2008

McCain's speech - It was mostly boilerplate Republican policy, but the "blessed by misfortune" part was riveting and his peroration had a touch of Sunday preacher as he spoke over a cheering crowd as he urged them to "fight with me."

Update - A successful balloon drop!

Super-mega-update! - They're playing "Barracuda" by Heart! No way! Totally AWESOME!

Flashback to yesterday - "As for me, I'll fall over backward if they bring her [Palin] in to Heart's "Barracuda."

Pump it up to eleven!

Update - Howard Wolfson, who had nothing bad to say about Sarah Palin yesterday, criticized the speech as out of touch and unconvincing for independent voters. Charles Krauthammer disagrees in that McCain had some specific policy positions in a "workmanlike" speech.

My feeling is that it was a mostly forgettable speech which is unfortunate because it's obvious that John McCain is a remarkable man, cut from the cloth of a different American era. He's not eloquent, but he's genuine. Will that be enough for the Republican ticket? We'll see.


Anonymous said...

He's not eloquent, but he's genuine.

People keep saying this and saying this. And then the man who will stand tall and never compromise gets his VP pick vetoed, or hires Tucker Eskew. And it becomes obvious, again, that the so-called Straight Talk™ is phony horsesh*t.

Pardon me, I almost forgot the official talking point. I meant mavericksh*t.

Anonymous said...

Super-mega-awesome update TWO!

Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart said Thursday night that Universal Music Publishing and Sony BMG have sent a cease and desist notice to the McCain-Palin campaign over their use of 'Barracuda.' The group said in a statement that they "condemn" the use of the song at the Republican convention.

Anonymous said...

" was a mostly forgettable speech..."

Sure, but so what? No one remembers convention speeches. Debates are McCain's forte' and Obama's weakness.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous II is so right to look forward to September 26. Just think about all those unforgettable John McCain debate moments. And then reflect upon all the many memorable times Obama got his ass handed to him. And finally, remember the time we flew to Jupiter and ate magical crackers.