Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Third Night

Well, that's history in the making, with Barack Obama as the first mixed race candidate ever nominated for President of the United States of America by a major political party. Since George Washington got the first nod.

A lot more red meat tonight. Last night, I think Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) had the best single non-primetime line, taking a huge shot McCain's supposed independence:
John McCain calls himself a maverick, but he votes with George Bush more than 90% of the time...that's not a maverick, that's a sidekick.
Tonight it might be Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), old enough himself to get away with hitting McCain on age, who had the best line not in primetime:
Speaking at the Democratic National Convention, the Nevada Democrat likened McCain to a bogus doctor, calling him “kindly old Doc McCain” and comparing his plan for expanded offshore drilling to “snake oil.”

“Kindly old Doc McCain would like to sell it to you anyway,” Reid said.

Much of tonight was about vouching for Obama as Commander-in-Chief, using his own yardstick, judgment. Bill Clinton did a great job and got the most delegate love. Joe Biden did fine as well.

But it was the man who appear between them who gave the best speech of his life:

His most damaging passage to McCain, hitting him up as either opportunist or weak-minded:

I have known and been friends with John McCain for almost 22 years. But every day now I learn something new about candidate McCain.

To those who still believe in the myth of a maverick instead of the reality of a politician: I say, let’s compare Senator McCain to candidate McCain.

Candidate McCain now supports the wartime tax cuts that Senator McCain once called irresponsible.

Candidate McCain criticizes Senator McCain’s own climate change bill.

Candidate McCain says he would now vote against the immigration bill that Senator McCain wrote.

Are you kidding? Talk about being for it before you’re against it!

Let me tell you, before he ever debates Barack Obama, John McCain should finish the debate with himself.

How addled is McCain?

He's thinking it might be a smart move to pick Joe Lieberman as his VP.


Anonymous said...

When I see Kerry bring it like he did last night, or Gore like he has the last few years (and no doubt will tonight), I wanna cry. Where were these guys in 2004 and 2000?

And I'm beginning to worry the same thing about BO.

McCain is a liar. His whole campaign to date has been based on lies. The entire Republican Party is built on a few fundamental lies that they repeat over and over. Their smear and slime can work ONLY if you don't expose them to the light of day.

All BO has to do is in the debates, turn to JM and directly ask, "John, why are you lying about me." Like all con men, McCain will become indignant, rant, rave and sputter, etc, etc., but he won't have an answer, and that'll be all she wrote.

But I'm beginning to fear BO will never do this.

Mark Netter said...

I remember all the hand-wringing once Hillary Clinton had gained a little momentum a few weeks after Super Tuesday. He beat her as planned by playing his own game.

Let Obama be Obama. McCain is already starting to crack up -- per the latest Time magazine interview...