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Tuesday night RNC recap:

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Slate’s John Dickerson highlighted what he saw as a night of contradictions.

Party stalwarts gathered to celebrate both members of their ticket for bucking their party.

The man who waged one of the most desultory campaigns for president in recent memory gave the most rousing speech.

And the night ended with a call for loyalty from a member of the opposition party.

John McCain was celebrated for bucking entrenched interests, even in his own party.

He was praised for standing up to Republican icon Ronald Reagan just after Reagan had been heralded with a video.

Sarah Palin was also cheered for bucking her party. The crowd roared to hear that McCain would change Washington, D.C. — even though that same crowd had just cheered loudly for George Bush, the leader of their party and the person most responsible for the situation that needs changing.

Joe Lieberman ended the evening…. In a direct appeal to Democratic voters, he didn’t talk about issues on which McCain might find common ground with Democrats, as Barack Obama did in his appeal to Republicans in his acceptance speech. Instead, he returned to the night’s theme of values, telling Democrats they had a chance to vote for a true American patriot. The Republicans roared for the Democrat, capping the night of contradiction.


Written by arnold

September 3, 2008 at 8:46 am

Posted in Politics

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