Thursday, August 28, 2008

Clever emptiness

My immediate impressions of Barack Obama's speech is that more than anything, it was a tactical treatise.

He tried to pre-empt Republican attacks to come and gave a few more specifics to satisfy those who say he is an empty suit. It was the same old liberal ideas we've heard for four decades, but of course delivered in a superior way than previous liberal presidential candidates.

There wasn't a single new idea or theme. He probably believes he doesn't need oneĆ¢€”he'll ride the dissatisfaction with Republicans to victory.

In a way, a very defensive speech. John McCain needs to jump right back into his face. If he does, he will win.

Technorati Tags:
, , , ,

No comments:

Post a Comment