ST. PAUL, Minnesota (CNN) – Here’s another blast from the past: We have not heard Al Gore-bashing in recent years. And an update for this cycle: a dig at Michelle Obama
This is a very tough, nasty speech. This is a red-meat speech if there ever was one. Not at all in the spirit of unity and bipartisanship that McCain espouses.
Somehow, that cry of “USA! USA!” coming from the crowd tonight sounds divisive and ugly. Romney gave the crowd extreme partisanship – it’s what they wanted, but I’m not sure that’s going to work for reaching the country right now. People want to hear unity – that’s the basis of McCain’s appeal.