We cannot spend the next four years as we have spent the last eight waiting for our luck to change. The hour is late; our troubles are getting worse; our enemies watch. We have to act immediately. We have to change direction now.
The McCain campaign has always had a surreal quality: at once labeling itself as the reformers while being part of the political party that was in power for the last eight years and largely responsible for the mess the nation finds itself in. Which raises the question, is he suggesting that the Bush Administration, which he supported more than 90% of the time, spent two terms in the White House "waiting for our luck to change"? And given his record, isn't it somewhat incredulous that he casts himself and Palin as agents "to change direction now"? Obama was right: a wheel has come off of the straight talk express.