Wasn’t that special?
WOW! That BO had them jumping in the aisles last night! From a slow start, building to a massive crescendo, as everyone shouted from their seats. Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show is back. He didn’t promise to cause the oceans to recede or the planet to heal, just begged to keep his job. Boy has his rhetoric changed since that day in 2008 when he accepted the nomination in front of the parthenon like stage. He managed to con a lot of people to volunteer 9 hours of their time for a free ticket to see his speech then, at the last minute, changed the venue. But, I digress. Let’s look at how his speech went over with those of us who really listened.
We’ve done better than you think. Who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes?
There were many straw men. There were phrases like “the shadow of a shuttered steel mill,” which he considers writerly. But they sound empty and practiced now, like something you’ve heard in a commercial or an advertising campaign.
It was stale and empty. He’s out of juice.
One of the “emptiest speeches I have ever heard”.
At least Romney had a five point plan. What we heard from Obama was a vision. And he pulls numbers out of a hat. 100,000 new math and science teachers. 600,000 more people working in natural gas. Two million more trainees, and he doesn’t say how we get from A to B. It’s a vision. I have a vision of an America where there is no disease and everybody has a private airplane, but unless I tell you how we get there, I’ve said nothing. And what is so surprising, is that – all he had left – he can’t speak about his record on the economy, and it’s not a good one. As we heard, he didn’t speak about achievements, the one that’s liberals like, ObamaCare, stimulus and etc… they’re unpopular.
Let’s be blunt. Barack Obama gave a dull and pedestrian speech tonight, with nary an interesting thematic device, policy detail, or even one turn of phrase. The crowd sure didn’t see it my way. The delegates were near delirium; to what extent they were merely still feeding off the amassed energy of the previous two nights I can’t say.
“Yes we can” has gone to ‘No we couldn’t but, we’ll do better if you let us “experiment” with the US economy and all your lives’. Yes, he really said that, “It will require common effort, shared responsibility and the kind of bold persistent experimentation” that FDR employed, Obama said. If that wasn’t a wake-up call to Indies and Moderates in the Dem Party, then I don’t know what it will take to get them to see the phony in the White House who has no idea what he’s doing. Even more Dem leaders are stepping over the party line to support Mitt Romney. It’s OK, a mistake was made, we have to fix it.
“The Obama White House and the Democratic Party are wrong on the issues of the day, and Mitt Romney is right,” Davis said. “Governor Romney will reverse the flailing policies of the team in the White House.”
“President Obama’s policies over the past four years have failed to deliver on his campaign promises,” Bishop said. “At a moment when Americans are looking for someone who will offer practical solutions, [Romney’s] experience turning around troubled situations, in both the public and private sector, uniquely qualifies him for the White House at this critical moment.”
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