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When he said “change,” you knew he meant it. When he talked about service and sacrifice, you knew he hadn’t fished those words or concepts from some text. When he said “I won’t let you down,” it was believable. And you believed him, in saying, “We face many threats in this dangerous world, but I’m not afraid of them. I’m prepared for them.”
But when he invited us to join him and fight for what is right â€” “Fight for our children’s future. Fight for justice and opportunity for all. Stand up to defend our country from its enemies. Stand up for each other, for beautiful, blessed, bountiful America” â€” he clearly and unmistakably differentiated himself and his running mate and the Republican-conservative coalition from those who staged that empty spectacle the previous week in Denver.p>He showed he is for America and called for something the Demockacrats, liberals and leftists cannot imagine, much less say: Stand up and fight for America — and each other. br> — C. Kenna Amos br> Princeton, West Virginia /p>
After Sarah Palin’s speech on Wednesday night, I was energized! She absolutely stole the show, and the Obama campaign’s headlines. I praised McCain for the brilliant choice of Alaska’s Governor as his running mate, and looked forward to November.
My euphoria didn’t last long.
After Thursday night’s speeches, I’m once again back in the doldrums.
Cindy McCain’s speech was dreadful. She looked uncomfortable, to say the least. Worst of all, rather than talk to the American people, she talked at them in a fashion reminiscent of Miss Sally from Romper Room. In short, she annoyed me, and I stuck with the speech purely out of Party loyalty.
And then “The Maverick” took the stage. This was his moment to shine. This was his best chance to strut his stuff, and reach out to the base as well as the vast numbers of undecided voters, and persuade them as to why he is the best choice for this country’s future. Sarah Palin had set the stage for him beautifully; all he had to do was maintain the excitement she created.
I fell asleep.
Over in the Obama campaign, rumors are circulating that Obama may be regretting his choice of Biden for VP.
Well some of us Republicans are also having buyer’s remorse, but of a different sort. Is it too late to switch the ticket? Can McCain be Palin’s running mate?? It’s clear from this convention who has the energy and the vision to drive the conservative agenda, and it isn’t John “The Maverick” McCain.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?