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September 5, 2008

A little more McCain

Some reviewers are suggesting the speech was boring and didn’t deal with policy. Well, maybe. I suppose it depends what matters to the listener. Government is about trust. The fact is, we are going to know almost nothing the president or any member of congress does. We’ll hear about half a dozen issues on which …

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McCain’s speech

Something happened to the format in what follows. Sorry. “We were elected to change Washington, and we let Washington change us,” McCain just delivered an amazing speech, much more rousing than Obama’s abstractions last week. Obama gave a soaring speech, but we live on the ground. It was full of abstractions like change. McCain spoke …

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Election 2008

“I want schools to answer to students and parents.” John McCain I am not a partisan political guy, but I liked that line. If he can deliver… After Sarah Palin’s speech last night I felt a wind blow across American conservatism. A lot of sleeping and uncertain people were aroused. If she doesn’t stumble, I …

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