That's about all that McCain said last night.
CW tells us that candidates with yellow ties don't win. Candidates who speak before a green background don't win. Candidates who put their viewers to sleep don't win. Candidates who don't offer policies different from those of their unpopular predecessor don't win.
America still knows nothing about what the McCain Palin administration will do about the changing climate, the housing crisis, high fuel costs, affordable education, affordable health care and getting our troops home.
Instead McCain is still assuring us he will continue the Bush doctrine.
And yesterday morning and this morning republican strategists are defending their decision not let Sarah Palin appear before the press. Even though we still have not heard from her about the issues we are interested in, they say they don't need to let her be interviewed by Time or Meet the Press or others. Is that because they are afraid that if we learn of her position on issues, or lack of knowledge, it will let Americans see why they should not vote for the ticket she is on?
The evening began with beer maven Cindy McCain making this statement (my quotes are from the prepared texts, so may vary slightly from the speeches delivered):
Our country was born amidst the struggle for freedom ... and our party arose from a great battle for human rights, dignity and equality for all people. We give way to no one and no other party in that cause.
What? All people? Human rights, dignity and equality? They are fighting against any legislation that gives equality to gays and lesbians, and want to write inequality into the constitution, and they say "equality for all people?" I don't think so. Their "Straight Talk" leaves out about 10% of the population.
And claiming that they are better than the Democrats in the fight for equality? Hardly. Heck, they don't even believe in equality for blacks.
In fact, as the Birmingham News reported, the modern southern Republican Party was born out of racism.
Angry Dixiecrats that met in Birmingham in 1948 after walking out of the Democrat National Convention following Hubert Humphrey's speech on equality later morphed into the Republican Party in the Southern States.
"My friends, to those who say that we are rushing this issue of civil rights, I say to them we are 172 years late. To those who say that this civil rights program is an infringement on states' rights, I say this: The time has arrived in America for the Democratic Party to get out of the shadow of states' rights and to walk forthrightly into the bright sunshine of human rights.
"Let me say at the outset that this proposal is made with no single region, no single class, no single racial or religious group in mind. All regions and all states have shared in the precious heritage of American freedom. All states and all regions have at least some infringements of that freedom - all people, all groups have been the victims of discrimination."
Racists Dixiecrats nominated Strom Thurmond for president. He, and most of the others, became Republicans. Case closed.
McCain's speech was interrupted repeatedly by protesters, some of which were Iraq Vets Against the War, holding up signs such as "McCain Votes Against Vets", reminding us that the republican candidate did not vote for the 21st century G. I bill, and has a poor record on Veteran's issues.
And notice, too, in the video, the green backdrop for McCain as he speaks. Is this expansive lawn and mansion one of his homes? Wow!
No, the McCain Palin ticket does not offer change. He did admit that his party failed during the last 8 years.
We were elected to change Washington, and we let Washington change us. We lost the trust of the American people when some Republicans gave in to the temptations of corruption.
And we can not afford 4 more years like the last 8 years.
Later today I will post something to help Americans regain their sense of normalcy after this week. Check back later.
Racism still exists at the RNC