- The Republican convention is over. Between C-SPAN and Fox News, I tried to watch as much of it as I could. I thought Arnie, GWB and Rudy gave the best speeches, in that order. George's speech was good, but not his best speech. His best speech was before congress, after 9/11. I think Georgie will get a 2 to 3 point bounce out of this convention, and considering he is currently up 2 or 3 points, that should give him a lead of 5 to 6 points. That doesnt sound like much, but let me offer you these two points:
1. There are not many undecided voters left this election year, so any shift in public opinion is important.
2. No modern presidential candidate, with a lead of 5 points or greater on Labor day, has lost the election.
Let me put it another way....who would you rather be right now, George Bush, or John "I am holding desperate, midnight rallies" Kerry? You would certainly rather be George Bush right now. Here is an article by Dick Morris, who has a nice take on the president's speech. I am not a fan of Morris's political musings, but I think he gives an accurate critique of the speech:
- Have I already posted an article about futuristic, flying cars? I am too lazy to scroll down and see if I have. Regardless, here is a new article about how scientists want to end urban grid-lock, by introducing flying cars:
- I thought I would have trouble getting into the new Batman movie. After all, virtually the whole damn cast and crew is British. Well, I have been reading things that are changing my mind. Sounds like Bats is really screwed up in this movie. Check out this article:
- Football is back! Football is back! The dreaded Arizona summer-doldrums are ending. The first full weekend of college football starts this Saturday, and the NFL season kicks-off this Thursday. Here is an article previewing the big college football games this weekend. On a related note, anyone notice the high number of NFL players who are Republicans? Jim Kelly, Lynn Swann, Jason Sehorn, and Jack Kemp were all at the Republican convention. Tom Brady sat next to Laura Bush during the last State of the Union address. Joe Montana, Troy Aiken, and Roger Staubach have all campaigned for past Republican candidates.