so, i know i've had some pressure to give equal ink to mccain's speech as i gave to obama's last week, so here i am to share my thoughts. here goes:
-what was with those backgrounds? what was he doing, delivering the speech in front of a hollywood blue screen so that we can later put in a CGI president? like jar jar or gollum? weird.
-not that this matters AT ALL, but the man is hard for me to look at. i just keep thinking of men in black, how there are aliens among us. when i watch john mccain, i can't help but think that there's an alien in there and we are all in for a takeover.
-as to tone, i really appreciated mccain's speech over palin's. palin seemed so sarcastic and downright mean, while mccain seemed respectful. i appreciated that.
-as to substance, mccain's speech felt long and boring. i mean, don't get me wrong, his story of being a p.o.w. is absolutely amazing and compelling, but it doesn't necessarily make him the right person to be our president. the actual policy info seemed like the same old stuff.
-just as i was drawn to obama's claim of offering some change we can believe in, i felt somewhat drawn in by mccain's claim of being a reformer, a maverick, and really offering something different from where we've been. i long for that. so, at this point, i am really looking forward to the debates, so we can get a bit more clear about the issues. i want less cheerleading and more specifics about the plans these tickets have for leading our country into the future. the conventions were fun, but they were just that: conventions. they were gimmicky and polished and shaped by campaigners. now its time for these men and women to really talk about who they are and what they will do to lead us. i'm listening...