Well, before I look at any other reactions and add links, I want to get my own reaction out there.
I thought it a solid speech. I think his tone was just right, and he won over the somewhat dubious crowd.
He secured my vote in November.
But I realize I’m easy. The question is what do the “anyone but McCain” folks think? I realize that there are some who will never vote for him…but has he won over any of the hardcore anti-McCain conservatives?
—Be back shortly….
I’m glad that I’m not the only pushover…
…Be back shortly…
RedState gives the speech a thumbs up.
Freddy Freddoso at The Corner is not impressed. He’s supporting “real conservative” Ron Paul.
Kathryn Jean Lopez makes a great point:
It Needs to Be Said: This McCain speech would not have been given today, if it weren’t for folks like Mark Levin, Rush Limbaugh, Andy McCarthy, Sean Hannity, and Laura Ingraham. Can I thank them on behalf of America?
Barry Out West has written a dissertation on MDS, and explains why McCain has his vote.
Allahpundit sounds a leeetle cynical about McCain’s claim that he respects the opposition of amnesty opponents….You can view that part of the speech at Hot Air.
You can color bmac unimpressed as well:
I listened to it.
Just cause he’s calling himself a conservative doesn’t magically make it so.
Saying what CPAC wants to hear is meaningless, his record more than speaks for itself. Total B.S.
I just cannot get behind this guy.
Geoff at Uncommon Misconceptions weighs in, lol.
A little levity is needed at times like this…
Friday, Feb. 8:
Mickey Kaus makes some good points on McCain’s CPAC Suck-up.
The Nose On You Face has The Top Nine Reasons A Grizzly Bear Would Make A Great Presidential Candidate.
Now more than ever!
Innocent Bystanders nominates Dave In Texas for President.