McCain’s Speech

Doug and I watched McCain’s speech (well, Doug left part-way through).  I found it over-acted.  He seemed to have shut himself in a room and practiced it for days, including eye movements and smiles.  It drove me crazy.  I also think that he speech writer over-played his Vietnam experience.  Everyone in the country knows that John McCain was a p.o.w.  There is no denying that must have been a horrific experience.  But I think it is time for him to stop using that as a reason people should vote for him.   I think the the idea of ‘Change’ is a little too silly.  McCain has been part of the government for decades (and Biden is the same).  Maybe he will be different from other Republican presidents (and he can’t get too much worse than the current one).  But I’m not so sure.

Also, having grown up with the Cold War, I found his comments about Russia a bit on the scary side.  This country has a massive deficit–if he starts up Cold War II, where is the money going to come from?  He kept saying he wouldn’t raise taxes–I guess that means he will be like Bush and just borrow.  Sure, he needs to stand up to Russia after it did what it did, but to threaten another Cold War is not what this country needs or can afford.  This is yet another reason why it would be good to have a Democrat in the White House. 

But the good thing about McCain, at least in my opinion, is that he is so much better than the others who were running to be on the Republican ticket.  The Christian fundamentalists who think he might be in their corner might have a big surprise when he becomes president.  Maybe he will live up to the Maverick title in the end…

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3 Responses to McCain’s Speech

  1. Robert says:

    I think McCain and Palin are different from the usual people on the Religious Right….if they get it, I think the Religious Right will be disappointed.

  2. Cassie says:

    Well, McCain is now ahead in the polls. Stand by for four more years of Bush.

  3. Kevin says:

    Hey Cass,
    I\’m not giving up yet.  The polls are showing a post-convention blip.  At least I hope!
    And Palin has yet to do or say very much since reading her speech at the convention.  I\’m been reading a bit on her, especially about this so-called book-banning mission she was on in her town when she was mayor.  If true, it probably wouldn\’t bother republicans, but it should bother everyone.  Do we want a book-banner in the White House?  I also heard this joke–what is the difference between Cheney and Palin?  Lipstick.  Hmmm.  Let\’s hope that if they both get in, that McCain dumps the religious right he is having to pander to to get elected.  He used to be a reasonable Republican. 

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