In a rousing speech, John McCain promised to fight for change at home and for a strong America abroad.
McCain spoke passionately of his love of country and vowed to end the partisan rancor in Washington by reaching across party lines to get things done. Read More
Angry community organizers defended their work, and that of former organizer Barack Obama, as they fought back Thursday against a series of insulting remarks by speakers at the Republican National Convention.
Organizers described themselves as the antidote to big-money lobbyists who wield so much influence. They talked about helping powerless people join forces to demand better schools and safer streets, often by working through churches. Read More
Sarah Palin’s speech Wednesday night was an opening salvo in what will be an autumn-long argument for a new brand of conservatism, consisting more of right-leaning instincts than an articulated political philosophy.
The conservatism of John McCain and Palin is an odd hybrid: part traditionalist and part anti-establishmentarian. Think of it as populism married to fiscal austerity. And it’s expressed with a reformist feistiness that is not ideological at all. Read More
One of the biggest differences between the Republican and Democratic conventions is how the two parties have dealt with the issue of federal judicial appointments.
Among prominent speakers at the Democratic convention, only Al Gore even mentioned judges, and only in passing. By contrast, several GOP speakers are expected to do so, and a number of high-profile forums during convention week are focusing on court battles. Read More
In the high-stakes political game John McCain is playing, the speech by his running mate Sarah Palin at the Republican National Convention Wednesday is the equivalent of going all in.
Palin, unknown to most Americans just a week ago, will take the stage tonight at the height of a media frenzy that has encompassed everything from her stance on federal earmarks to the Facebook page of the young man who impregnated her teenage daughter. Read More
Republicans had planned for President George Bush’s six-minute video address from the White House to their convention Tuesday to be over before television networks began airing the proceedings.
The plan backfired when NBC replayed the president’s speech at the opening of their coverage, but without the audio of cheering delegates in the hall that Bush and viewers who saw the speech live on cable had heard. Read More