The Republican National Convention is over.
You may thank the Deity of your choice now.
I sat and listened to McCain's speech in its entirety (showing that I will take one for the team if need be).
He spoke about an hour, interrupted by applause and protesters. Looked like two ladies from Code Pink and a guy from Iraq Veterans Against the War. He stayed in the gallery; the two ladies were ejected.
McCain talked. And talked. And talked.
Longer than Obama had.
Did he say anything specific about how he would right the listing ship of state?
I didn't hear anything, apart from a nebulous plan to reinforce voucher programs (subsidies for the churches). He made a bunch of words sound real pretty about alternative fuels, but I recall hearing the same shit from Reagan twenty years ago. How'd that work out?
The sides are chosen.
The battle lines are drawn.
Let the Campaign commence.