Wednesday, July 09, 2008


McCain and Obama Both Have Acceptance Speech Difficulties

Liberal blogger Randy Neal, KNS reporter-blogger Michael Silence, Patrick Ruffini, and A.C. Kleinheider have all commented today on Obama's potential problem of not having his acceptance speech carried to the masses via the major television networks.

(If it isn't televised, I'll give you an advance copy straight from my sources in the DNC - "Change....blah blah blah...hope...change....change...hope...raise taxes on hard working Americans...embracing racist wife...blah blah blah...not really an Arab...hope...Americans shouldn't be allowed to own guns...blah blah blah...$20 per gallon gas prices...change...change...hope...hope...hope.")

At least the Democrats can blame the media if this were happen. (But let's be honest - the liberal media will make sure that Barrack gets what Barrack wants.) The Republicans have no one to blame but themselves.

Months ago, when I was told when the Republican National Convention was going to be held, I started to laugh. Why? Because I seriously doubt that anyone will be watching half of the 4-nights of televised content, including John McCain's acceptance speech.

Why, you might ask?

Football, of course.

The geniuses at the RNC - who obviously have such a connection to the hard-working, blue-collar Americans out there - scheduled the opening night of the Convention head-to-head with a nationally televised interconference game between the University of Tennessee Volunteers and the UCLA Bruins.

OK, so that one probably only takes a good portion of the South and the West out of play. The final night of the Convention, though, when McCain really needs to shine, has bigger problems.

On that night, the RNC takes on a much bigger foe - the NFL.

Yes, the NFL will kick off its season at 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, September 4th, opposite the McCain pep rally. The game will feature the ever-popular Washington Redskins visiting the Super Bowl Champion New York Giants.

The NFL assisted the RNC by agreeing to an earlier start time, but with an average NFL televised prime time game lasting just a shade under 4 hours, that puts McCain beginning his speech well after 11:00 P.M. on the East Coast. The next day is Friday, which, last time I checked, was a work day for most of us.

How does this kind of thing happen? The liberals over at DemConWatch saw the problems coming all the way back in February. How didn't the RNC catch this? Surely an intern somewhere could have viewed the schedule and said, 'Uh, Mr. Duncan, this might not be such a good idea?"

These two parties seem to be having a hard time running simple 4-day conventions. I think running the country might be a bit more of challenge over a 4-year term.

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