Acceptance speech The parts of the President's acceptance speech that NPR played this morning actually sounded pretty good. It will be interesting to see it there's any convention "bounce". Part of me fears that if Mr. Bush IS elected, he'll have four years to pursue his (to my mind) short sighted, ideology driven agenda, to the vast profit of a few and the ruin of the country. He'll be free of any restraint since he can't be re elected. In the back of my mind, however, I wonder if he won't ALSO be free of his "backers". He might even look maore carefully at his place in history. We'll see.