Democratic Response by Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi
I guess I can live blog something tonight. . .
Does Reid actually think anyone gives a rip about his childhood in Searchlight? Otherwise, he comes across as amiable if dorky. Most of his speech, though, is a recitation of campaign rhetoric that failed to sway the voters three months ago. Groundhog Day, indeed.
Nancy Pelosi’s delivery is incredibly slow. She’s apparently been taking speech lessons from Steve Forbes. She’s not very effective at reading a teleprompter. That, combined with her monotone delivery and insistence on pausing between every word makes paying . . . attention. . . very . . . hard.
It’s unclear why Pelosi was chosen, let alone tasked with the foreign policy part of the speech. Bush was just resoundingly re-elected with national security at the center of the campaign. Why would what she thinks be worthy of note?
If this is the best the Democrats have to offer, they’re toast.