We’re back in front of the TV and tuned in to C-SPAN for day two of the Republican National Convention. We turned on the set and who is speaking? Mitch McConnell.
Is there any more mush-mouthed, uninspiring speaker in national politics than Mitch McConnell? Okay, I’ll give you Harry Reid — but short of that dreary measuring stick, McConnell is unparalleled. Wooden, colorless, with mechanical gestures and monotone inflection, stale lines and lame jibes, McConnell can’t even get a rise out of the silly hat-wearing crowd in the convention facility. He may well be a great tactical leader and parliamentarian who fits in well in the Senate club rooms, but he doesn’t belong on a podium speaking to a crowd, much less giving an address at a national political convention.
Mitch McConnell on the screen when we turn on the convention? The Republicans are lucky we didn’t immediately turn the channel.