Talk About Bad Planning: McCain to Speak Tonight, the Start of Football Season
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I see around the net all sorts of Republicans are getting ready to watch John McCainâ€™s acceptance speech tonight. They think theyâ€™ll be energized or something, and they even think that McCain will make his pitch to independent voters. Oh, yeah, like that will work after choosing a religious whack job who thinks a pipeline is â€œGodâ€™s Willâ€ as his running mate. Be that as it may, McCainâ€™s real problem is getting anyone to pay attention, because heâ€™s got bigtime competition tonight on the TV dial.
First, while not in direct competition, Barack Obama will be appearing with Bill Oâ€™Reilly tonight at 8:00. If Barack speaks well, which is quite likely, then heâ€™s going to attract a whole bunch of comments from the talking heads covering the RNC, if not before McCainâ€™s speech, then in the aftermath of it. FoxNews is going to get ratings for the Oâ€™Reilly show, no doubt. In fact, Iâ€™m willing to be FoxNews gets higher ratings for the Oâ€™Reilly Factor than it does for their coverage of McCainâ€™s speech.