Tuesday, June 03, 2008

McCain's Speech

Tonight I watched Clinton's speech, I watched Obama's speech, and then I tried to watch McCain's speech, but it was so painful. He looked nervous and awkward. His head turned back and forth reading alternate teleprompters. What was this speech about anyway?

You will hear from my opponent’s campaign in every speech, every interview, every press release that I’m running for President Bush’s third term. You will hear every policy of the President described as the Bush-McCain policy. Why does Senator Obama believe it’s so important to repeat that idea over and over again? Because he knows it’s very difficult to get Americans to believe something they know is false. So he tries to drum it into your minds by constantly repeating it rather than debate honestly the very different directions he and I would take the country.
And that was my cue for booing and hissing at my television. His live audience only clapped politely.

Of course, I'm not an objective observer. Nobody is. McCain said many things I strongly disagree with. But his pledge to end partisanship makes me nauseous. We heard the same thing from Bush in 2000, and we all know how that worked out.

Despite McCain's claims, I do believe he's running for Bush's third term. He can't escape it. McCain and Bush perfectly represent the Republican party: ugly, hateful, and un-inspirational.


People in the Sun said...

I loved it. He kept talking about Obama, saying, "This is not a change you can believe in," and the audience didn't know if they were supposed to cheer for McCain or boo for Obama's slogan.

Poor guy is so uninspiring.

Kristen said...

I watched the painful thing again, and you're right -- his supporters didn't know when to cheer or boo. McCain's smiles seemed so awkward... I wonder if the teleprompter actually included instructions to [smile here].