|Keynoter Chris Christie.|
NRO’s The Corner suggests some folks are disappointed by the keynote and the general tone of the speeches yesterday at the Republican National Convention, because of a lack of “red meat.” Not that strong on the attack, more thoughtful and policy-focused.
But I think that has to be the approach. Most importantly, this is because any strong attack on Obama is going to be called “racist,” and divert attention from the real issues. It’s a tough situation; one reason why I wish they’d chosen Condoleeza Rice for the ticket.
I am hopeful that this is the best approach in any case, in these times, when voters are more informed than they used to be, and lies are more quickly found out, thanks to the Internet, Twitter, and smart phones. In any case, it contrasts nicely with Obama’s team approach, which is all bombast, all the time.
It also contrasts well with Obama’s last, “fairy tale” campaign, to use Bill Clinton’s term for it. There is a decent chance the American people are not in a mood to be lied to this time around.