Posted at 4:35 PM on August 28, 2008
by Jeff Horwich
John McCain will give his acceptance speech next Thursday in St. Paul.
Guess what else happens next Thursday?
The start of the NFL season, including a televised game between Washington and New York on NBC. (Wall Street Journal's Washington Wire zeroed in on the tricky timing today.)
NBC agreed to start the game earlier, and if it lasts a normal length it'll end in time for McCain's scheduled speech. But if it runs late, they'll have to choose: Stall so even NBC viewers can see it, and they can capture the big audience held over from the game? Or move it ahead so (older) members of the party's base don't doze off?