Romney Concession Speech Sparkles While McCain Drones Victory

010908 romney web Romney Concession Speech Sparkles While McCain Drones Victory John McCain just delivered one of the more dreary victory speeches on record, droning on for nearly 20 minutes and reading from a speech rather dispassionately. The contrast with Mitt Romney, who spoke without notes and without a podium, reinforced one of Romney’s subtle campaign themes: that he is the candidate of youth and energy, while McCain is tired and past his prime.

Romney also unveiled a crisp new line of attack in his speech, ticking off numerous hot-button issues that Washington has failed to address. McCain, whose victory will be trumpeted on television and in newspapers around the world, will undoubtedly receive a bounce from his win. But Romney may finally have found the right note to hit with his campaign.