In the interest of balance, here are some thoughts about the Republicans during their national convention.
McCain is not a particularly good speaker. He stumbled at times during his speech. His smiles were really painful (his speechwriter didn't get the job done.) His delivery was stilted. It was often a painful speech to watch. I feel like McCain is Nixon in 1960 to Obama's Kennedy. It isn't really that stark a contrast, but at times it feels that way. Speeches aren't his strength.
I like that his story is one of devotion to America, but his reliance on his military background seems a bit much. On the other hand, I do like that he seems like the kind of person who really believes that he is fighting a good fight as he serves in the government. When he asked everyone to fight with him, he was at his most sincere and powerful, but that moment was brief.
Now the real fight begins.