It's like an Ebert and Roeper disagreement on a movie. One says it's a blockbuster. The other says it's a dog. Unlike the reviews of the Palin or the Obama speech, which were almost universally applauded, McCain's speech last night is getting mixed reviews. And the perceptions couldn't be more stark.
"I thought it was the worst speech by a nominee that I've heard since Jimmy Carter in 1980, Toobin said. "I personally cannot remember a single policy proposal that he made because they had nothing connecting them. I found it shockingly bad."
"During the speech all around me there were people of all ages, men, women, older, younger, weeping. Lots of tears during John McCain's speech, especially when he spoke about his experiences as a prisoner of war."
No, it was boring said the New York Times liveblog:
"Sleepy? Our colleague Patrick Healy reports from the floor: There is a delegate in the Utah section and a delegate in Puerto Rico who are both drooping, eyes closed -- look asleep -- both are men."