Random Thoughts on the RNC
– My favorite speech of the three nights was Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s. He would have been a much more stellar keynote address maker than New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
– Nothing against Christie’s speech, if had it’s moments (especially his lines on school choice and school reform), but keynotes are supposed to be about what the ideals of the party are and how they are exemplified in the nominee. Christie did fine in the first part, but seemed to forget he was there to promote Mitt Romney.
– Going with the above, and how much Bill Clinton hates Barack Obama, you wonder how the hell he’s going to be able to stop himself from being all “Remember me? Remember how awesome I was? LOVE ME!” next Tuesday.
– Ann Romney was stellar. She truly is the secret weapon she was said to be.
– She may never be President of the United States someday, but I really hope Condi Rice is elected to public office in the future. She is intelligent, full of grace, and a modern woman in every sense of the phrase.
– The War of Talking Points over Paul Ryan and the Janesville GM plant amuses me. Liberals are fighting about trying to determine a timeline, all the while conservative are going…”You know that plant is still closed right? You’re complaining about ‘When’ and not about ‘How do we get those people in Janesville back to work?’ How in the tank for Barack Obama are you that you’d rather fight semantics than accept the reality on the ground?”
– Part of the reason why the left if trying to demagogue the Ryan speech is that few people if ever remember anything from a vice presidential nominee’s speech? Do you remember anything about Biden’s from 2008? I don’t? Cheney’s in 2000? Me either. By trying to put the “liar” moniker on the press is trying to do all they can to help Biden out in a Vice Presidential debate he is likely to get clubbed to death in. 10-11-12 will be a fun night.
— The Oparowskis are genuine people. God bless them. May God keep the soul of their son David until they are rejoined with him in the next life. Their story showed what kind of a guy Mitt Romney is when no one is watching. That’s the kind of guy all of us should hope to be someday.
– Everyone’s trying to call Clint Eastwood a senile, old man after last night’s speech. Frankly, I’ve seen stranger $#!+ done by Will Farrell in the name of comedy and he’s supposed to be some sort of “left-wing comic genius.”
– My only riff with the Eastwood thing was that it should have been done earlier — I would have switched him with the Olympic athletes in the night’s calendar if I ran the show, Mike “Rizzo” Eruzione and Derek Parra were great — and that it was too cute by half. Someone in back must have been like, “Hey, it’s Clint Eastwood. Let the man do what he wants! We’re the Republican Party, the one Hollywood hates, villainizes in their products, and labels “uncool.” When are we going to get an “A-lister” like Eastwood again?”
– But all-in-all, what he said was dead on. “I haven’t cried that hard since I found out that there’s 23 million unemployed people. That is something to cry for, because that is a disgrace, a national disgrace, and we haven’t done enough, this administration hasn’t done enough to cure that.” — It’s true. Challenge it with facts and logic if you dare!
– Or this? — “It’s not politicians owning [this country], politicians are employees of ours.” — Curse the man out for pointing out the essence of our very democracy!
– And this? — “I never thought it was a good idea for attorneys to be president anyway… I think maybe it’s time for a businessman.”
Yeah…I don’t know how the hell that one would ever work to anyone’s advantage…