McCain Is A One Trick Pony
Don't get me wrong -- I think John McCain is a brave man. He served his country with honor and was brutally tortured in Vietnam. The story of his imprisonment was regurgitated so many times tonight at the Republican National Convention that it was embarrassing. His story of survival has been reduced to cliche and a desperate, desperate attempt for votes. His five years at the Hanoi Hilton, while horrible, do not qualify him to be president.
McCain's acceptance speech went on for nearly an hour, made no policy proposals and was wildly unfocused. He yammered on about the war in Iraq and fear-mongered for awhile, but never really addressed the economy, which is what Americans care about. Using the unpopular war in Iraq was a huge misstep. The early part of the speech was interrupted by protesters, with one unfurling a banner that read "You Cannot Win An Occupation." Amen to that.
From the giant flag waving behind him on the screen to blowing half the campaign budget on balloons and confetti, the night was strong on patriotism, but short on ideas. This isn't 1941...it's the 21st century and McCain is not the man to lead us into the future.