McCain Makes It (Semi) Official

John McCain will announce his entrance into the 2008 presidential race tonight on the David Letterman show. I hope for his sake that his performance is better than the one he gave in January on Meet the Press.

But about all of this announcement stuff. How important is it that candidates make an event out of the simple act of saying those 15 words? “I am announcing that I will be a candidate for President of the United States.” Did we really expect that McCain wouldn’t run for president? He’s clearly been in campaign mode ever since the November elections. I guess I’m just bugged about all the ruckus made over the ‘announcement’. Not just McCain’s but everyone. Obama’s video. Then Hillary’s video. Giuliani on Hannity & Colmes.

In a few months no one will remember the moment they heard their candidate utter those infamous 15 words. So, is ‘the event’, and the hype surrounding it really necessary?

UPDATE: Hot Air has the McCain video.

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