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Let's Start a New conversation, Republican Convention Yes/NoPosted Monday, September 1, 2008, at 9:08 AM
In the blog entry about Sarah Palin we shifted direction from time to time, but the last comment brought up the McCain comment about shifting from wearing Republican hats to wearing American hats. Taken out of context it sounded a bit sarcastic to me, but it made a good point to discuss.
"I pledge that tomorrow night, and if necessary, throughout our convention ... to act as Americans, not Republicans, because America needs us now no matter whether we are Republican or Democrat,'' he said.
So... "if necessary" they'll act like Americans "throughout our convention"... is that admitting, that once the Convention is over, they'll go back to acting like Republicans? Haha. Straight from the elephant's mouth.
-- Posted by nascarfanatic on Sun, Aug 31, 2008, at 11:27 PM
Apparently the Republican faithful wanted to move forward with the convention as planned. McCain said NO. He said the Gustav hurricane needed the country's attention, regardless of losing TV and exposure time to the convention. Sounds like a good responsible decision. What do you think?
I am not sure how to act as a Democrat or Republican, but if I were to take a shot at it, I would say I would act fanatically enthused, go go go party, yahoo everything the leaders said. That is another reason why I don't go to conventions that try to act as a pep rally. It just isn't a comfortable skin to wear.
Bob Schieffer of CBS News commented that the Republicans had little choice, but gave credit to McCain for over-ruling his supporters plan to carry on as planned and refused to allow the convention to party while Americans were in potential danger from the storm.
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