>I think that the best analysis I’ve heard of this speech comes from Jon Stewart. He says it all.
>I concur with Dwight on the substance aspect, but that is what the others set him up to do.Remember that was one of the criticisms of Obama’s action was that it was short on substance or strategy.P.S. Average Joe from Whatitis, Ohio, asked Conservative Reformed Mafia to fight for him to keep Jared from senselessly kicking the poor man’s dog.
>I think he did what he needed to do. I would have liked to have seen the reform theme pushed a bit more but whatever.
>While I agree that the style of McCain’s speech was lackluster in comparison to Obama and Palin, he provided far more substance than either of them. It may not have been brilliantly delivered, but it was one of the ballsiest political speeches I’ve heard in a while. Who goes into a major party’s convention to accept their nomination for President and calls the party on the floor during his acceptance speech? Time will tell if it was effective with voters, but it leaves no question about the fact that McCain has guts.
>Personally I found it to be very “ok.” The second half was better than the first. He handled his hecklers fairly well, but both Obama and Palin delivered better executed speeches. This, however, is not McCain’s strength. McCain is almost the anti-Bush on speaking: amazing off-the-cuff, not so good in a formal speech. I’ll enjoy the thrid Presidential debate that is supposed to be town hall style, McCain will dominate that one.Sidenote: Will anyone else be interested in getting a petition to stop politicians from saying dumb things in speeches like “And Joe Blow from who-cares-ville Michigan told me to fight for him and his paralyzed dog.” The whole thing is contrived and takes time away from talking about issues.
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