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Liveblogging the McCain speech.

10:10 – Hi Sarah Palin. I like you. :waves:

10:12 – Where’s your flag pin, Senator? Obama had one!

10:13 – Wow, there are some downright ugly Republicans. The hotness quotient has clearly gone down since the conventions I attended.

10:14 – Green background? Who threw up?

10:15 – Props to the President? Good. Got that out of the way.

10:15 – Uh oh. Here comes impatient McCain.

10:17 – Cindy is sooooo giving the Senator ‘do me eyes’.

10:18 – McCain is thanking his Mom. So why are they showing Barbara Bush?

10:18 and a half – Ha.

10:19 – The background is changing colors. This has totally gotta be freaking out the Moveon psychopaths.

10:20 – “To the Obama supporters” Ok, who is the dumbass that started to boo?

10:21 – AH! BLUE! On a sidenote, what the hell is wrong with American flags as a backdrop? Do it the Mike Deaver way. Toss up a bunch of flags right behind his head and do it right.

10:22 – Wow. Way to handle the protestors, John.

10:23 – Hi Sarah. 😉

10:25 – John, if you need help introducing the Governor to DC I’m happy to help.

10:26 – “Change is coming.” Nice.

10:27 – They aren’t really utilizing the new ‘town hall’ staging.

10:28 – “You will know their names.” Awesome.

10:29 – :hangs head: Yeah, I admit it…I was one of those that thought he was finished a year ago when he was outta cash. Helluva comeback, John. Thanks for making us proud.

10:30 – Call out Obama on the surge strategy. Please please please please please.

10:31 – Michigan? Check. Pennsylvania? Check. Where is the Ohio mention?

10:32 – Great job personalizing the war on terror.

10:33 – Calling out Republicans, eh? I hope Tom DeLay isn’t there.

10:35 – “A culture of life” and “judges that don’t legislate from the bench”. What a great big kiss for the base that was.

10:38 – Zzzzzzzzzzz.

10:39 – More substance, Johnny. We’ve been getting GOP philosophy the whole week.

10:40 – Hitting on the economy a bit. Atta boy.

10:41 – School choice!?!? Nice! Reward good teachers and get rid of the bad ones. Love it.

10:44 – No one will be able to say the speech was light on substance.

10:46 – Calling out Russia. Now THAT is a leader.

10:48 – “I know how the military….world works”. Great implied contrast to Obama.

10:49 – “I hate war.” Oomph.

10:52 – Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

10:55 – He seems like a different man talking about his time as a POW. What a stark difference between this speech and Obama’s. So much more real.

10:57 – Wow. Incredibly touching point regarding standing back up for his country after being broken by his captors.

10:59 – Harsh comparison to Obama re: being “anointed”. Has there been a more stark difference between two candidates for President in modern political history?

11:00 – Fight! Stand up! He’s pounding through this part of the speech despite the applause. Obviously he was prepped so the campaign can use this for a commercial. Great way to finish the speech. Perfect. That will be played over and over.

11:01 – BALLOONS! WHERE ARE THE DAMN BALLOONS!?!??!

11:04 – There’s the flag I was looking for.

11:05 – The story of this speech will be the last 60 seconds. Obama never had a moment like that during his speech at the Temple in Denver.

11:05 – Ah. There are the balloons. 🙂

11:06 – BARRACUDA!!! Nice. Every GOP convention needs a good ‘Heart’ song.

11:08 – They look like rockstars together. Quite a difference from Bush/Cheney, eh?

11:09 – Wonder if someone has stolen the ‘Ohio’ sign yet? I’m a frickin’ ninja with that stuff.

11:10 – Time to watch CNN. Gotta see what the opposition says. Tablesauce out.

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