I’m a sucker for political conventions, so last night I was excited to watch the first evening of coverage of the Democrat Convention in Denver. Sure the stage was awesome, but something was clearly missing, a message.
Michelle Obama was the keynote of the night, like her husband she looks the part; and her speech was solid but it clearly was written to make the Obama’s seem just like the rest of us. So after the first night, I think we all know one thing, John McCain’s celebrity ads are created so much havoc that Team Obama America had to spend the first night of their convention doing damage control.
Conventions are about one thing, establishing a vision for our country. It doesn’t matter how many times someone says the word “hope” or “change,” those words mean nothing. Obama needs to clearly define what hope is with this convention, and I seriously doubt he’s going to be able to do that.
Also speaking last night were two Iowans.
The first former Republican Jim Leach. Leach gave his usual history lesson, but then leveled an attack on the Republican Party.
"The party that once emphasized individual rights has gravitated in recent years toward regulating values. The party of military responsibility has taken us to war with a country that did not attack us. The party that formerly led the world in arms control has moved to undercut treaties crucial to the defense of the Earth. The party that prides itself on conservation has abdicated its responsibilities in the face of global warming and the party historically anchored in fiscal restraint has nearly doubled the national debt, squandering our precious resources in an undisciplined and unprecedented effort to finance a war with tax cuts.”
Just a few problems with this Jimbo:
- It’s the liberals who are forcing their lack of values and disrespect to the institutions of marriage on me.
- Sorry Jim, in a perfect world the UN could impose sanctions and stand behind therm. Unfortunately they don’t and without the US rouge leaders would go unchecked in the world. Do I like the US being the world policemen? No. But I shudder at the thought of a world without a US presence.
- You can blame the war for our budget mess, but I think it was the massive entitlement program that was passed in 2004 that has saddled our nation with increased debt. Now Obama America and his liberal friends want to pass a couple more entitlement programs, a socialist health care system, and a socialist college tuition program. Jim, what do you think that’s going to do for our national debt?
Leach is a disgrace.
The other Iowan to speak was Candy Schmieder who said she read Obama’s books and thinks he’s dreamy. Was I the only one who thought she was going to speak about the floods? Oh that’s right the Democrats are on vacation and don’t give a rip about the flood victims. Fear not flood victims, Nancy Pelosi will visit in September to help he boy Loebsack out, and since it’s an election year they will buy your vote.
Here’s the bad news for Democrats, its not just some conservative blogger that thinks the Dem convention got off on the wrong foot, its people like James Carville, and Susan Estrich. Yikes!