Sometimes we Republican get down in the dumps, but one thing is apparent, we know how to take care of business at when it comes time to gather for a convention. Let’s see here, we punted on night one because of Hurricane Gustav, night two was saw huge line-up changes, but we have already done more politically in one night, than the Democrats accomplished in their first three. But I guess that’s what happens when you have to kowtow to the Clinton’s
The first main speaker was the always gracious Laura Bush, who introduced the President. You have to give the President his due; the guy knows how to deliver a convention speech, even via satellite. I can only imagine what that speech would have been like if he had been there in person.
By far the best speech of the evening was delivered by Fred Thompson. Thompson speech went through every emotion. He defended Palin, and while I’m confident she can do that herself, it’s pretty clear that the boys got her back. Thompson telling John McCain’s story was powerful. He used lines like, “a man who never quits, can’t be defeated” and “McCain knows all about hope, it’s all he had.” McCain’s story dwarfs that of Obama’s tale of a community organizer.
The keynote of the night was Joe Lieberman. Lieberman, a Democrat, made a point to speak directly to other Democrats and Independents in his speech. Like Thompson, Lieberman spoke the McCain’s character and the need for American to elect the best leader, not necessarily the best speaker. made a point to speak directly to other Democrats and Independents in his speech. Like Thompson, Lieberman spoke the McCain’s character and the need for American to elect the best leader, not necessary the best speaker.
Unlike the Democrats, every major speaker who took the stage talked up McCain’s attributes and ripped Barack Obama. The Democrats spent days listening to how great Hillary was, what Bill accomplished, what Chelsea thought, and left the task of taking on McCain to Barack Obama. Trust me my friends, by the time John McCain takes stage on Thursday night, there will not be much left for him to say. Instead, McCain will be able to stay positive, and talk about his vision for America.