John McCain has just delivered a lecture. It failed as a speech on a number of counts. It was backward looking, the rhetoric - such as it was - fell flat and was not helped by a delivery which didn't match the audience's expectation. It was a meaty speech and one which was full of content, but somehow I just expected a bit more.
The John McCain campaign commercial which preceded his speech was excellent. I tried to find it on YouTube so I could link to it but I couldn't find it. It caused Tim Montgomerie and I much amusement when it talked about tax cuts and abolishing Inheritance Tax. Well, we need some entertaining...
One thing struck me about McCain's appearance. If you saw the speech on TV, just look at his picture here and compare how he looks now. Either he's lost a hell of a lot of weight, or he's been to the same clinic as Joan Rivers.
Now, I suppose I'd better go and annoy Guardian readers a bit more and do my daily blog for CommentIs Free. Check out THIS link for the piece I wrote yesterday. It's had them foaming at the mouth.