The McCain campaign dismisses Obama’s thirty-minute closing argument as “a gauzy, feel-good commercial.”
That must have been a canned response prepared in advance, since it had nothing at all to do with the actual 30 minutes, which in fact focused on families falling toward poverty due to illness not covered by health insurance, to jobs moving away, and to pensions that disappear when the firms go bankrupt.
McCain might have plausibly, though unwisely, criticized the half-hour as too downbeat, too tear-jerking, not focused enough on those who remain comfortably off. But “feel-good”? What color is the sky on their planet?