September 4, 2008
'What Good Fortune. ... The Stars Are Aligned'
Not to be a party pooper, but it seems to me that one of the most memorable lines tonight came not from McCain's speech, but from the video that introduced him. Here's how it ended:
"What a life. What a faith. What a family. What good fortune, that America would choose this leader at precisely this time. The stars are aligned. Change will come."
The stars are aligned?
There have been discussions about McCain being superstitious, but I can't imagine that the McCain campaign was really intending to offer a "dog whistle" to astrology fans.
But what were they going for? Gravitas? Were they jealous of the Obama comments they included in their very own "The One" ad?
Whatever the intent, it's an off-key note to sound if you're trying to rally a religious conservative base.