It wasn’t a home run, but I’ll call it a good triple. President Bush’s speech to the convention had just about everything it needed. It had specifics. It had moments of deep emotion and of lighthearted humor. He recalled 9/11 and the War on Terror, and he spoke of domestic policy issues. He didn’t eviscerate his opponent, but neither did he let him off the hook. Overall it was just about enough of everything.
Did you notice the roar of the crowd when he mentioned the protection of the unborn? The party elites may be leaning in a more “moderate” position on abortion, i.e. hedging their bets, being a “Big Tent,” but the rank-and-file Republicans are still very strongly pro-life.
His self-deprecating humor was just the right touch.
You may have noticed I have a few flaws, too. People sometimes have to correct my English I knew I had a problem when Arnold Schwarzenegger started doing it. Some folks look at me and see a certain swagger, which in Texas is called “walking.” Now and then I come across as a little too blunt and for that we can all thank the white-haired lady sitting right up there.