In case you’re wondering why I’m not commenting on this, that’s easy. I haven’t watched a moment of it. There’s no need to. Political conventions aren’t interesting, unless you’re there, and even then it’s basically like a crowded frat party except the drinks are of a higher quality, as are the women. At a Republican convention, anyhow.
I did think that the gang over at NRO was doing their usual bloviating about the speechifying. I like their stuff, except for the fact that they will inevitable say that George Bush “hit it out of the park” every time he steps behind a microphone, which is ludicrous as he is the worst public speaker I’ve ever seen as President. Even his father had a certain patrician elegance to his tortured elocution that the current President lacks.
Kerry’s pretty bad on the stump too. What a nightmare it would be, to feature a Lincoln-Douglas style debate between the two of them. Of course, since their disagreements tend to be matters of degree instead of substance, they wouldn’t even have much to debate. I’d sure like to see one of them forced to take on either Peroutka or Badnarik, but that isn’t going to happen, at least not this election cycle. C’est la vie.