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Published:September 6th, 2008 23:07 EST
John McCain's Acceptance Speech: Lowlight Of Republican Convention

John McCain's Acceptance Speech: Lowlight Of Republican Convention

By Robert Paul Reyes

"The media verdict on John McCain`s acceptance speech is that the Republican presidential nominee is a narcolepsy-inducing contortionist.

At the biggest moment of his political career, he delivered a flat, stupefyingly boring address that drained away all the excitement generated by Sarah Palin`s pit-bull-with-lipstick performance the night before."

Dan Kennedy/Guardian.Co.UK

Dan Kennedy is spot on in his assessment of McCain`s acceptance speech, but in deference to McCain`s feelings he softened his blows.

A McCain speech is a cure for insomnia; I`d rather have a heart attack inducing nightmare than be forced to listen to McCain speak.

McCain has no sense of timing, doesn`t know how to read from a TelePrompTer, and laughs at the most inopportune times. His gestures are robotic -- he doesn`t have full mobility of his arms as a result of the torture he endured in Vietnam. If Sarah Palin is a Pit Bull with lipstick, McCain is an incontinent Poodle.

I promised to myself that I would listen to his entire speech, but after five minutes and fifty "my friends", I turned off the TV and watched a YouTube video of a lady watering her lawn.

McCain tried to paint himself as a reformist who will clean up Washington. Give me a break, McCain voted with Bush 90 percent of the time. Nothing will change with McCain at the helm, he will continue Bush`s disastrous foreign and domestic policies.

Hearing McCain speak only serves to remind the electorate about his biggest liability: His advanced age. A good speaker takes command of the stage, McCain seems like an insignificant old man as he dodders around the stage.

McCain would be well-advised not to give another speech until he concedes to Barack Obama.