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McCain’s Convention Speech

September 5, 2008

Last night I, like 38.9 million others, sat down and watched McCain accept the RNC’s nomination for president. While I was watching, I had the good fortune of live-blogging with mostly like-minded people so that added to the entertainment. I didn’t expect a very great speech from McCain and he didn’t deliver one. I think it’s fair to say that he’s not a terribly gifted speaker but that shouldn’t disqualify someone from being a president. For me, it’s all about policy and issues. Luckily for me, this election cycle has been fairly because, almost across the board, I disagree with what McCain is pushing. Along with his positions on the issues, I have a lot of difficulty imagining that he is genuine in some–if not most–of what he says.

According to Neilsen, McCain’s speech was watched by a half-million more people than Obama’s. While this was a little disappointing for me initially, I can’t help but thinking that this is a good thing. It is my hope that to more people are able to compare McCain and Obama, the Senator from Arizona will look worse.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. becomingjolie permalink
    September 6, 2008 2:36 pm

    McCain’s following is disheartening to me, but I am just praying that whatever God wants will happen.

  2. Edward Carson permalink
    September 6, 2008 5:06 pm

    I will say that I like his attempt to stick it and warn the conservative base of change that have dominated the party. I mean they have stuck it to him for years; regardless, I was not impressed.

  3. Jigsaw permalink
    September 11, 2008 3:00 am

    He certainly isn’t much of a gifted speaker but I remember a fantastic quote from a first century Christian. If you have not read the book by the same title, get it. It is awesome.

    A Roman was ridiculing the Christians because they had not great philosophers. The Christian replied (title of the book)
    “We don’t speak great things, we live them.”

    I see the McCains have lived great things so I am content if he isn’t the most polished at reading from teleprompters.

  4. Ian permalink
    September 13, 2008 6:27 pm

    Jigsaw,

    By “great things,” do you mean things like the Keating 5 scandal or his policy reversal on many many issues to better appeal to the conservative base? Or do you just mean his time as a POW?

  5. becomingjolie permalink
    September 15, 2008 11:22 pm

    The Irresistible Revolution is so great. It made me squirm when I read it because I was like, DANG SHANE you put me to shame with your life! He’s a great guy and a wonderful asset to that lucky community.

    and…feel free to leave your abortion comments. I tell people to leave it civil but no one listens to me! so you may as well join in. haha.

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