I did, again. It was yet another round of shouted “Freedom! USA! USA! USA! Big Government! I Come From Poor Folks But Who Let Those Tacky People in Here?” Mike Huckabee took the obligatory jab at the press, and then (weirdly) called Barack Obama an “evangelical.”
That’s a new one to me. Since when?
Former Sec. of State Condoleezza Rice spoke about foreign policy, and how she rose from reduced circumstances, and how that’s possible for others (though if you look at the number of Secretarys of State who’ve come from reduced circumstances, you’ll see just how — hardly — possible such a rise really is).
Vice presidential Paul Ryan was the big draw, and he mostly talked about repealing Obamacare. “Obamacare, as much as anything else, explains why a presidency that began with such anticipation, now comes to such a disappointing close,” said Ryan. Uh…what? I tried to follow what he said after that, but it made my hair hurt. He also said he likes AC/DC and Zeppelin, which got a big cheer.
Tonight, the presidential candidate will speak. I. Can’t. Wait.