John McCain attempted to steal a bit of Barack Obama‘s thunder last night. In addition to making a fairly unnecessary speech celebrating the start of the general election, Senator McCain also took it upon himself to “borrow” Obama’s “change” rhetoric. And, sadly, McCain’s efforts are more comedic than powerful:
This is, indeed, a change election. No matter who wins this election, the direction of this country is going to change dramatically. But, the choice is between the right change and the wrong change; between going forward and going backward.
[We must] change what must be changed; and make the future better than the past.
The right change recognizes that many of the policies and institutions of our government have failed.
Right… Sorry, McCain, but we’re inclined to believe your unspecified “right” change is flat out wrong.