The way these remarks are shot and pieced together, it's like CNN is just splicing in the same fifteen seconds of jubilation at proper junctions, like a bad sitcom. It's just not natural.

UPDATE: Reagan tribute video. I swear there have been more tribute videos than speakers. The script. Is also short. And halting.

Fred Thompson's on. The giant IMAX screen behind the speakers is really, really dumb. And these speeches aren't about appealing to America. They're about making the hundreds in attendance pissed. I'm just trying to figure out what a comparable Democratic convention would look like. Would every speech have five minutes focusing on Joe Biden's train rides and then complaining about media coverage?

John McCain was a POW, and Thompson made sure we knew about it in haltingly delivered detail. God, these idiots can't even do a "USA" chant right.