I watched Mitt’s speech with the soft bigotry of low expectations. I thought it was overall a well-crafted speech, well-delivered, probably the best I’ve seen him. They took their sow’s ear of a candidate, and certainly didn’t turn him into a silk purse, but they fashioned a decent pigskin one.
I still can’t stand his little tight-lipped smirk that passes for a smile. You’d think someone who’s been running for president for five years would have fixed that by now.
I don’t think the speech changes anything, I still think President Obama will win. When Mitt talked about his mother’s running for the Senate and wondering why women shouldn’t have power in national affairs, he left hanging the question why we shouldn’t have power over our own bodies. He didn’t bridge the gender
The attack on Putin/Russia was ill-advised. We have a sitting President who is trying every day to get more cooperation from them on issues like Iran and Syria. Mittens wasn’t helping.