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Dems Done, Republicans Next

August 29, 2008 - Joselyn King
* The Democratic National Convention concluded Thursday night -- but there were no balloons at Invesco Field in Denver. There were just fireworks, streamers and confetti.

A convention without balloons? C'mon. It's an American tradition to drop balloons on the candidate.

I'm guessing the ecological-conscious Democratic planners -- the same ones who banned fried food from the convention -- thought balloons unecological, as well.

* U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., probably deserved some balloons after his history-making speech and accepting the Democratic presidential nomination.. His speech was flawless, he hit all the right points and set forth some bold and expensive policy initiative.

But would his execution of these policies match his elocution?

I watched the speech with my mother -- who typically has no political interest -- but she made an interesting observation.

"How is he going to get all of this done in four years?" she asked. At best, he would have eight years.

Whoever the next president is, lets hope he can make some inroads on the nation's major problems.

* Did you notice the music that played after Obama's speech? It was Brooks and Dunn's "Only in America."

It was the same tune played throughout the 2004 Bush campaign. In fact, B&D performed the song lives at the Republican National Convention that year.

I guess B&D must have given the Dems permission to use it.

Toby Keith, who has sung many a patriotic song and campaigned for Bush in 2004, this week he was supporting Obama.

That is not the case with John Rich of Big and Rich. Rich -- sans Big Kenny -- is slated to appear with John McCain in Washington, Pa. Saturday. I just can't imagine him singing "Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy" there.

Maybe McCain will fill in for Big Kenny?


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