A lot was said about John McCain’s decision to appear in front a bright green backdrop the night Barack Obama clinched the Democratic nomination. None of it was good. Much of the criticism dealt with the way bright green made him look even older than he is. This is what that looked like:
Tonight, McCain began his acceptance speech looking spry for a 94 year old, an effect accomplished by clever set construction.
So far, he’s thanked President Bush for his courageous leadership. As an Obama supporter, I’d like to thank Senator McCain for providing the video for our campaign’s next commercials.
He just said, “change is coming.” How, exactly does that happen when you vote 90% with the Bush Administration? Oh, now I see: he just said he keeps his word. He said he’s got the “strength and backbone” to bring about change. Never mind the voting record and the running mate who refuses to be interviewed, who wants to ban books, outlaw abortion and was for the bridge to nowhere before she was against it. See how that works? Change!
McCain says he voted for more troops to be sent to Iraq “when it wasn’t the popular thing to do.” I suppose that did take some courage. Wouldn’t it have been more courageous to oppose the Iraq war in the first place? If only we had a candidate who did..
Education is the civil rights movement of the 21st century?
Education isn’t a civil rights movement. Gay marriage is. Preventing discrimination against people based on their sexual orientation is what equal protection means. Back in 2004, John McCain called the disgraceful, politicized, bigoted attempt to amend the constitution to make discrimination against gays permanent “un-Republican.” That, of course, was before he sought the nomination of the Republican party.
Did you know John McCain served in Vietnam?
Just as McCain exhorted Americans to teach the illiterate to read. . .
On behalf of a grateful Democratic Party, thank you, John McCain. And thanks to Janice for the catch.
Janice and I aren’t the only ones to notice the green background.
Jed noticed the guy with teh segn to (and has a better picture of it).