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Most of the critiques of Barack Obama’s acceptance speech have been positive. That’s why David Broder’s opinion interested me. He thinks Obama did a poor job. In fact, Broder thinks the whole convention was a missed opportunity.

I won’t spend a lot of time summarizing Broder’s opinion. It can be basically summed up as “too many old faces and too many old ideas.” Take a moment to give it a read if you’re looking for a reasoned (rather than partisan) negative critique of Obama’s big moment.

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  1. Actually I’d say that Broder is losing his touch and his non-partisanship. For the last couple of years (So far as I can remember.) his columns have consistently been pro-Republican though not rants. I can’t think of a Democrat he hasn’t panned in that time frame when he writes about them.

  2. Yeah I am not exactly buying him as a non-partisan this election cycle ever since the column blaming Obama for McCain going negative.

  3. THE HIDDEN AGENDA OF OBAMA AND McCAIN? CAN YOU SPARE AN AMERO?

    This statement will enrage some supporters of GWB and GHWB, but America hasn’t had a true American president since Ronald Reagan.

    I admit that George Herbert Walker Bush was a damned sight better choice than William Jefferson “Ah Did Not Inhale Nor Have Sex With That Woman” Clinton and that George Walker Bush was a far better pick than Albert Arnold “Incovenient Lies” Gore, Jr. and John Forbes “Swift-Boated” Heinz Kerry. Still, I have some grave doubts as to the hopes and plans of both Bushes.

    I voted for both of them and would do so again against those opponents but that is not to say that they were unequivocal America-Firsters. Bush Forty-One’s dream of a New World Order still gives me the heebie-jeebies because of its vagaries and Bush Forty-Three’s multitudinous quirks and screw-ups make me wish his daddy had taught him the value of discretion and articulation.

    One issue that has not seen much play or comment in the current campaign, much like Obama’s hidden agenda of black reparations, is an issue that I fear both Obama and McCain may agree on is the North American Union, or NAU. It’s not an edgey issue in the sense that it could divide the electorate mainly because it’s hidden from that electorate and most who have heard of the NAU believe it’s just another government road-building enterprise.

    It’s anything but “just another government road-building enterprise.”…
    (For the rest of this article, please see http://genelalor.com/.)

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