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Tuesday, August 31, 2004

McCain's RNC Speech

Last night, the Republican Party tried to put its centrist foot forward. John McCain and Rudy Giuliani are popular with independents and were the keynote speakers last night.

Something that should be a major story but might not be....John McCain made a reference to a "disingenuous film maker" (meaning Michael Moore). The crowd erupted into a chorus of boos. Then when the delegates on the floor noticed that Moore was in the gallery with press credentials the boos turned to a cacophony of boos, angry chants and insults. Delegates were gesturing angrily at Moore. More sat and smiled and waved. This went on for several minutes. After a while McCain got the crowd quieted down and then he said, "That last line worked so well I'll use it again....Disingenuous filmmaker" and at that there was another couple of minutes of the same.

Later in his speech McCain called on Republicans not to hate their political opponents. This drew polite applause and more than a few rolling eyes from delegates.

The rest of the speech was a predictable theme: 9/11 = Perl Harbor; War on Terrror = WWII = War in Iraq; Bush = FDR (McCain even quoted FDR's "rendezvous with destiny" line); Kerry = Flip Flopper.

Three messages. Which will the press report?

Which do you think is the real face of the Republican party today?

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Bell Curve said...
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Bell Curve said...

Possible unintended effects: this calls attention to not only Moore's movie, but also to his column in USA Today (for people wondering what he was doing there in the first place).

I wonder how many hits Dictionary.com's definition for "disingenuous" has gotten over the past few days?

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