Wednesday, January 24, 2007

A quick thought on the Democratic response

Overall, I was impressed with Jim Webb (though did anyone else get the impression that he was trying not to laugh during the Teddy Roosevelt story?), and I'm enjoying this trend of Virginians giving the annual Democratic rebuttal (next year, if there's a god, it'll be Larry Sabato). But I have to admit that I wasn't particularly moved by what Webb said. Perhaps it was his delivery, but the speech - short though it was - seemed to lack any sort of thematic development. To an extent, that's just the nature of this kind of speech, but all the same, it left me cold. Until the ending, that is: "If [the President] does, we will join him. If he does not, we will be showing him the way." Booya!

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