September 4th, 2008

Apollo 4 on column of fire

Yup, it’s the 1992 convention, alright!

Amazingly, indeed, the McSamiacs have decided during the 2008 convention to run on ‘the culture war’: http://journalism.nyu.edu/pubzone/weblogs/pressthink/2008/09/03/mccain_strategy.html

Wasn’t there another GOP convention (Grubby Old Pander) that was themed on ‘the culture war’? Oh, right, 1992! The year of Pat Robertson and Pat Buchanan.

Astounding. Truly astounding.

Obama picking Biden, that was a prediction, and I am proud mainly because I gave it a lot of thought, mostly sleeping on it, and eventually realized that Biden was almost perfect for Obama. But this other stuff, it’s just the GOPpers going through their own history for ideas, because they are too lame to come up with new ones. So, if I predicted a 1992 convention, it’s not really an intellectual exercise, but more a way of saying that these so-called Republicans have got nothing. Nevertheless, it’s fascinating to see happen.
Apollo 4 on column of fire

I donated

Obama has been acting sufficiently like a winner for me to make a little donation to his campaign, which I have done now.
Apollo 4 on column of fire

My take on McCain’s speech

McCain’s glare while he droned scared me for an hour. Then McCain finished his otherwise sclerotic speech (h/t Ron Reagan) with Hitler’s fist pump, after which the cameras zoomed out and McCain looked like Dave Bowman at the end of ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’.

Also, how is McCain going to keep us safe from terrorists if he can’t keep harmless protestors out of the hall?
Valerie Wilson

Ooh, I almost forgot!

Thanks to Josh Marshall for reminding me—I forgot to mention I was particularly struck by the passage where McCain said he was going to take away your unemployment insurance and you’d better get a job.

I found that charming.