The McCain campaign has informed broadcast media that they should block off an hour for McCain’s acceptance speech on Thursday night. An hour? That’s a lot of McCain. Or any politician. Is the campaign expecting his speech to be interrupted by numerous ovations? Does it want to prove to voters that McCain can pull off such a strenuous action?
McCain has never been accused of being a stem-winder. So even when it’s time for the most important speech of his long political career, less may be more.