ST. PAUL, Minnesota (CNN) – Thompson gave a considerably better speech than he ever delivered on his own behalf during the primary season. He was certainly a lot more animated.
His attack on Obama – that he delivered a “teleprompter speech designed to appeal to America’s critics” abroad – brought the crowd to its feet.
The themes they’re stressing are character, judgment, leadership – all personal qualities. Republicans believe they can win the election on McCain’s personal qualities – because they’re not going to win on policy.