posted on Aug, 28 2008 @ 10:53 PM
I appreciate all of your input.
One thing that I will say at this point is that I appreciate his not using a teleprompter, or reading off of a pre-written script. Now of course,
this alone does not qualify someone for a presidential election, but it was a nice gesture. It has always irked me when a candidate refers to and
blatantly reads off of a pre-written paper. I'd much rather listen to a candidate speak freely without the the attachment of a paper. And, being as
that in today's world his speech will be and was highly televised, I think that this says a great deal. Whereas, in decades past the reliance of
reading off of a paper, would have been overlooked, when the radio was number one in media.
I thought it was pretty interesting how he touched upon so many points as well. The economy, the oil crisis, the war in Iraq, John Mcain, George Bush,
Osama Bin Laden, Russia and Georgia, Education, alternative energy, abortion, outsourcing jobs, the future of america's automobile industry, the
environment, taxes, healthcare, guns, Martin Luther King Jr., Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, etc. So, being as that he touched upon a minimum
of 19 topics many of which are at the forefront in american politics, I wonder what that says about him?
One thing among others I am not fond of is his wife's demeanor and overall look. She came across as excessively smug. Now that may be a good trait or
a negative, but something in her look came across odd to me.
[edit on 28/8/2008 by agent violet]