does not erase the fact that McCain is the Grand Old Candidate (who is just getting briefed on this new technological wonder called the Internet) of the Grand Old Party. All you need to do is to compare the audiences at the major party conventions to see that.
The GOP can shout “change” as loud and as often as they like. It doesn’t change the fact that the party and its platform is the party of the past, not the future; the party of the status quo established by the current Bush Administration, not the party determined to strike out in a new direction for a better, greater America. If authenticity counts for anything in this election, American voters will not be fooled. If they really want change, they will accept no substitutes and reject cheap (yeah you, Palin), hastily crafted imitations.
In the meantime, look out for John McCain’s best-selling autobiographical blockbuster: The Audacity of Hope.
Alfred A. Edmond Jr. is the editor-in-chief of BlackEnterprise.com