I don’t know how many other people watched McCain’s speech from Louisiana last night; but I did – and I liked it rather a lot. While he did kind of blueball me in the sense that I was hoping he was in Louisiana to announce that Bobby Jindal was going to be his running mate (he didn’t); he did hit a lot of key talking points that I was wondering about.
I actually like that McCain is distancing himself from the current administration on some issues – I mean let’s face it, Horhay isn’t exactly popular with conservatives or liberals right now, and a little distance isn’t going to hurt. Unfortunately for McCain, he keeps trying to tout his record on immigration as a “good thing”, which is probably going to piss off a lot of conservatives.
One of the things I really did enjoy about McCain is that he went right after Obama on a lot of issues – on the night that Obama become the presumptive Democrat nominee for President, McCain wasted no time in hitting Obama’s lack of experience and track record on the issues.
While I did have some issues with McCain’s speech last night, on the whole I was relatively pleased with it – and since we now know who he will most likely be running against, now is the time that I have to solidify my position on The McCain Train.