Senator Rubio of my own enlightened State is clearly a rising star. He’s definitely got it. Which is why he’s been given the official rising star slot tonight, introducing Romney. And right now, he’s speaking.
And my oh my but isn’t he the pious one – he just offered the requisite boilerplate and utterly unoriginal statement of belief that we’re one ole nation ‘under God’. And he took it just a step further and nearly pledged us to the service of, what I believe he called, ‘almighty God’.
Check the transcript. It was over the line.
Everyone with a microphone knows what Mitt Romney ‘needs to do’ with his speech tonight. They are agreed, they are certain. He must show his human side. He must ‘tell his story’.
I think they are wrong. We already know who he is, and it is not the guy you’d like to have a beer with. He’s a technocrat, a strategizer, an analyst and he’s been very very successful where those qualities have mattered.
He shouldn’t hide from it. He should acknowledge – publicly – who he isn’t. It would be refreshing in a Christie kind of way.
But whichever way he goes, he’ll still be a weak candidate unless he actually presents a vision that goes beyond the bumper sticker talking points.
Don’t misconstrue this as a case for Romney. I won’t be voting for him, not least because that would put you-know-who a heartbeat away. Obama is my choice.
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Tagged Media, oratory, Politics, punditry, RNC Convention, Romney, Romney's speech
John McCain is now listing the wars he wishes we’d had. And he’s doing it without Mr. Lieberman and Miss Graham at his side.
Georgia. Iran. Syria. At least.
Mitch McConnell: worst. speaker. ever.
. . . is one hell of a speaker.
UPDATE: Although . . . some of his rhetoric – two thirds of the way in – about ‘what Democrats have done to the economy’ is getting half hearted applause.
Almost four hours into the PBS coverage of the RNC Convention (yes, I’ve watched almost everything since six o’clock) and I’m getting worried for my Republican friends. They’ve got two more days of this to go and are, I fear, about to run out of women and Hispanics (their black guy comes later on).
Please. Please, please, please, please.
As entertaining as it would be, Mr. “it will be HUGE” doesn’t need any more feeding. So please . . . (from NRO):
The Wall Street Journal gives us something to talk about for the next three days:
Republican convention planners appear to have a surprise planned for those tuning in Thursday night.
Buried deep in the convention schedule released Monday is a vague reference to a mystery speaker scheduled for the event’s final evening. “To Be Announced” has a prime speaking slot late in the Thursday program.
. . . might we hope that his listeners run out of patience? His latest:
Rush Limbaugh, while repeatedly insisting he is “not alleging a conspiracy,” suggested Monday that the National Hurricane Center’s forecast models for Tropical Storm Isaac were altered to help President Barack Obama and “cast a pall” over the Republican National Convention.
“I’m not alleging conspiracies here. The Hurricane Center is the regime; the Hurricane Center is the Commerce Department,” Limbaugh said on his talk show. “It’s the government. It’s Obama.”
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Tagged conspiracy theories, Media, Obama, right wing noise machine, RNC Convention, rush limbaugh, talk radio
Dear NBC, I’m sure you meant to say “Hurricane threatens”. Impending is an adverb. Really.
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Tagged Arizona, Birthers, conspiracy theories, elections, immigration, Politics, racism, RNC Convention, Sheriff Arpaio
Thanks to friend Ed . . . from David Letterman last night:
A hurricane headed directly for the Republicans, more proof that … God is a woman.
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Tagged Florida convention, hurricane Imogene, hurricanes, irony, Politics, religion, RNC Convention, Tampa
As everyone knows, political conventioneers are the most decorous of visitors, which is why my Gov was quite annoyed yesterday when he indignantly denied a request from the Mayor of Tampa, host city to the upcoming RNC nominating convention. The Mayor had asked Scott to suspend concealed carry laws – only in the downtown area and only for the duration of the convention.
That was too much for Scott: it would infringe on “sacred constitutional traditions” he said. Sacred. The ‘carry law’ is a precious’ right he said. Precious.
And, as any right thinking patriot knows, four days without the right to carry weapons anywhere that charged, partisan political folk gather, many of whom themselves will be carrying and many of whom will be falling down drunk (ever been to a political convention?) – why that would simply destroy our liberties and subject us forever to the whims of freedom-hating somethingorothers.
The head of the Brady Campaign said “nothing Florida does ever surprises me”. Ditto.