I sometimes wonder how much of a show these media commentators are putting on, especially when they're conservative. I mean, O'Reilly can't be like that all the time, can he? And there seems to be two Joe Scarboroughs, the conservative one with his own show and the more thoughtful one who provides pretty insightful commentary when he's on a panel.
I thought Kerry did well with his speech last night, although I was a little surprised that the media was so ga-ga about it. Scarborough pointed out afterwards that it seemed rushed, probably in deference to the one hour that the networks had allotted. Throughout the whole speech, I was saying the same thing. Brokaw afterwards said that NBC would have run over the one hour to stay with the speech. Did Kerry's people know that? Even if they didn't, they should have shortened his speech by 10 minutes. This was the climax of the convention and to deny the delegates and attendees the chance to explode at certain points of the speech was a minor mistake.
Still, it's not that big of a deal.
This morning, I saw Kerry and Edwards at a morning rally. I think they've boiled it down to this: their optimism and hope vs. Bush's constant fear-mongering. Will it work? I'm starting to believe it will. I think Kerry is underrated and I don't think he's lost an election in 30 years.
Bush. One term. Just like his old man.