If you are looking for a great orator, the kind that makes your knees weak and has you screaming “hallelujah” to the rafters, the John McCain is not your guy…
If you listen to the content of his speech, to his words, they are chock full of wonderful reasoning and incredible insight.
His speech tonite, while not delivered with the oratorical skill of an Obama, was true and spoke directly to the heart.
He called for an optomistic view of America. He realizes things are not great for America but has the faith that Americans can change things and make them better. He believes very deeply in the greatness of this country and he made that abundantly evident tonight.
He also called for the end of petty bickering between the parties and called out his own party for it’s own failings, something that both he and Palin are known to do on occasion. He also promised that if anyone pulled anything shady or stuffed a bill with pork, he would not only fight it, but that he would make sure we knew who they were.
He said that the Republican party had gotten away from it’s core principles, those of Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt… and he’s right. They have. And he promised to get them back to that.
He told people that “We” are not the ones we have been waiting for, that YOU are the one YOU have been waiting for.
He called for people to stand up and fight, fight for what is right and good in our lives and about this country.
If anyone remembers the Barack Obama’s speech in 2004 about Red States and Blue States…
This is a man that LIVES that idea.
And the thing about John McCain is that I KNOW I won’t always agree with him, but I KNOW that he will listen with an open mind and an open heart.
I don’t have to “hope” when it comes to John McCain… I know.
HERE is the full text of his speech.