Short takes on the two acceptance of nomination speeches:
Sen. McCain pronounced a paean to personality.
Sen. Obama provided a prescription for policy.
What most struck ye old scribe is how Sen. McCain came across as primarily interested in and devoted to being President, while Sen. Obama came across as primarily interested in and devoted to working as President.
McCain, simply by being older,should have more to crow about yet dwelled at length on what he did during a personally horrendous 6 year period in Viet Nam, while his 25 years in Congress and anything substantive while there were glossed over as hardly a footnote.
Pertinent proclamation: While this writer my not agree wholeheartedly nor in full with the entire peroration, these few lines ring as true as true can be and are more than sufficient simply on their own:
…Those who still think Obama shouldn’t be elected, especially when the alternative is as blastingly clear, should think about the motives for their resistance. The next two months are no longer about refining and honing the candidate we want, but about defeating the disaster we don’t want.… Source