Tuesday, June 10, 2008

A ray of hope?

I watched part of McCain's speech he gave to a few dozen old white folks in Louisiana over the weekend, and all I can say is, maybe there's hope. The difference in speech-making skill between him and Obama is gargantuan. I mean, the guy can't even read a Teleprompter, and every time he smiled I just cringed, because those smiles were obviously a general coaching tip from someone ("Smile, John, goddamit!") but were inappropriate in context and so forced as to be embarrassing. The speech -- both delivery and content -- made him look like a frighteningly old and clueless fool. He looked like he's never been happy or excited a bout anything in his entire life. Of course this speech will go the way of all YouTube content in a few days, but we can only hope this is the type of performance that will be repeated throughout the campaign.

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