FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
The Democrats went out with a bang last night at Invesco field, and may have ended the week with one of the best political conventions ever. This also means they've left John McCain and the GOP with one tough act to follow when they convene in St. Paul on Monday.
Although it's pretty hard to argue that the week wasn't a hit, Republicans were quick to dismiss Barack Obama's speech in front of nearly 90,000 people last night. McCain called it "misleading" and "fundamentally at odds" with his "meager" record. McCain insists despite all the hoopla, Obama is still not ready to be president. it will be interesting to see if he keeps making that argument now that he's named Sarah Palin, a first-term governor from Alaska who's younger than Obama and has even less experience, as his V.P.
Republicans may also have to contend with Hurricane Gustav, which is on track to hit the Gulf Coast and maybe even New Orleans, next week. Some Republican officials are considering delaying the start of the convention, and the White House has also been debating whether President Bush should cancel his appearance Monday. Three years after Hurricane Katrina, the image of Republicans celebrating their nominee with another potentially deadly storm looming could be a disaster for the party. However, the convention president insists that the gavel will go down Monday.
Here’s my question to you: What do Republicans have to do at their convention to top the Democrats?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Shammara from McGaheysville, Virginia writes:
They can't do anything. They are so out of touch with the pulse of the people that it is just mind boggling! You think McCain can top that speech Obama gave? No chance. Now that he has his Barbie doll VP with as much experience as my dog, McCain handed over this election to Obama. What happened to the McCain that I used to respect?... Political pandering at its finest. Those femocrats that won't let go of Hillary are not going to go to run to McCain.
They could start by being openly honest in how and why our country is in peril, and viewed less favorably in the world economically and socially.
It’s simple: start over with two new candidates.
Diane from Vancouver, Washington writes:
Nothing the Republicans do will match the excitement, enthusiasm, viewership of the Democrats’ Convention. I watched practically gavel to gavel of the Dems’ convention and was never prouder of my party. My husband and I already decided we will not bother watching the Republican convention. Can't stomach it.
Show up. That's all a Republican ever has to do to top a Democrat.
Tom from Minnesota writes:
Walk on water, turn water into wine, top the miracle of the loaves and the fishes, become instantly something other than what they are - which is the party of self-interest, corruption and the disasters of the last 8 years.
Ed from Oklahoma City writes:
It's simple: either McCain, Palin, or Bush must walk out with Osama bin Laden in handcuffs.