Bill Clinton just finished and they’re playing the old Fleetwood Mac song which was the theme of his 92 campaign. On Fox Rove is already whining about the “exaggerations.” From the beginning of the week he hasn’t been able to conjure up even grudging compliments for anyone who has spoken. He doesn’t even smile.
On CNN Carville is of course ready to canonize Clinton. Haven’t been over to MSNBC yet.
Oh! KMUD has asked me to comment on air as they play the convention live from seven to nine tomorrow night. I’ll be doing the same for McCain’s acceptance next week. More as it evolves.
Addendum: I’ve got the kids tonight as my wife went to a much needed movie, so I haven’t really been able to play close attention. But McCain dropped a bit of news tonight. Apparently he has chosen his VP candidate and will announce it tomorrow night after Obama’s speech.
Lots of speculation, but this blogger found this ad on Youtube.
Biden’s son Beau is introducing him now.
Second addendum: Biden spoke to me tonight. He said “Eric, I am not a weenie.” Lots of “John McCain’s my friend but…” talk tonight from Biden, Kerry, and others. He didn’t just attack McCain, but he attacked McCain’s judgment, which may be a turning point in Obama’s strategy. That’s not just attacking him on policy, but attacking his qualification to be president. Obama hasn’t done that yet. The only one who has done this since the campaigns began is Mitt Romney.
Funny thing is, Rachel Maddow thinks Biden went easy on McCain. I think they were setting up a framework.
The PUMA moment fizzled. The media really overplayed the disgruntled Hillary supporter story.
Meanwhile, if you remember, religious right icon James Dobson and his followers have been praying for rain on Obama’s outdoor speech tomorrow night. Well, the forecast is for good weather for Obama. But the prayers may have backfired as the Republicans may be splitting the television screen next week with Hurricane Gustav.
By the way, the “praying for rain” link above takes you to a blog which seriously suggests that Obama may be the anti-Christ.
Barack Obama may be the Antichrist, he has risen up out of no where, he mesmerizes crowds, people are gathering in huge numbers, he is likely becoming the next President of the United States. Do not look only to what I say, but look to your Bibles, to passages in John, Daniel, and Revelations.
You read it here first. The Beast of Revelations is on its way. Is Hillary therefor the Whore of Babylon?
The Beast comes from Photobucket.
Third addendum: According to this McCain campaign rep, there are no uninsured Americans. You have to read this to believe it.
But the numbers are misleading, said John Goodman, president of the National Center for Policy Analysis, a right-leaning Dallas-based think tank. Mr. Goodman, who helped craft Sen. John McCain’s health care policy, said anyone with access to an emergency room effectively has insurance, albeit the government acts as the payer of last resort. (Hospital emergency rooms by law cannot turn away a patient in need of immediate care.)
“So I have a solution. And it will cost not one thin dime,” Mr. Goodman said. “The next president of the United States should sign an executive order requiring the Census Bureau to cease and desist from describing any American – even illegal aliens – as uninsured. Instead, the bureau should categorize people according to the likely source of payment should they need care.
“So, there you have it. Voila! Problem solved.”
Reminds me of the old proposal to declare those receiving unemployment as employed for purposes of unemployment statistics, therefor eliminating unemployment.
Fourth addendum: The woman at the top is Tammy Duckworth who lost her legs in Iraq. The photo is from USA Today.