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While the convention had its share of serious, issue-oriented speeches and mini-documentaries, it also had some stinging one-liners that should be added to this year’s “Top Ten Best Lines” of the convention. Here are a few of my favorites:
No way, no how, no McCain.
I want you to ask yourselves: Were you in this campaign just for me? Or were you in it for that young Marine and others like him? Were you in it for that mom struggling with cancer while raising her kids? Were you in it for that boy and his mom surviving on the minimum wage? Were you in it for all the people in this country who feel invisible?
It’s fitting that John McCain and George Bush will be meeting in the Twin Cities next week, because it’s getting pretty hard to tell them apart.
Ted Strickland, Govenor, Ohio
Bush came into office on third base, and stole second.
Brian Schweitzer, Govenor, Montana
Even leaders in the oil industry know that Senator McCain has it wrong. We simply can’t drill our way to energy independence, even if you drilled in all of John McCain’s backyards, including the ones he can’t even remember.
The most important barrel of oil is the one you don’t use.
John McCain will probably say ‘No we can’t’.
In four months, we will actually have an administration that believes in science.
John McCain calls himself a maverick, but he votes with George Bush 90 percent of the time. That’s not a maverick. That’s a sidekick.
But the record’s clear: John McCain has voted with George Bush ninety percent of the time. Senator McCain likes to talk about judgment, but really, what does it say about your judgment when you think George Bush has been right more than ninety percent of the time? I don’t know about you, but I’m not ready to take a ten percent chance on change.
Together, we prevailed in a campaign in which the Republicans said I was too young and too inexperienced to be Commander-in-Chief. Sound familiar? It didn’t work in 1992, because we were on the right side of history. And it won’t work in 2008, because Barack Obama is on the right side of history.