Posted by Curt on 4 September, 2008 at 9:11 am. 20 comments already!



Like most here at FA I was awed at Sarah Palin’s speech last night… there is even more reason to be much more comfortable with John McCain’s choice:

Halfway through Sarah Palin’s speech tonight at the RNC, people following the speech noticed she was deviating from the prepared text.

According to sources close to the McCain campaign, the teleprompter continued scrolling during applause breaks. As a result, half way through the speech, the speech had scrolled significantly from where Governor Palin was in the speech. The malfunction also occurred during Rudy Giuliani’s speech, explaining his significant deviations from his speech.

Unfazed, Governor Palin continued, from memory, to deliver her speech without the teleprompter cued to the appropriate point in her speech.

Contrast this to Barack Obama who, when last his teleprompter malfunctioned, was left stuttering before a crowd unable to advance his speech until the problem was resolved.

Indeed. Obama can’t go through with any kind of unprepared speech and without a teleprompter without a thousand uh’s. AND he has been at this for a few years now.

Sarah? On a national stage for the first time last night and she didn’t miss a beat. Under more pressure then most of us could imagine and she came through it smelling like a rose.

But hey, Obama is the bestest teleprompter reader of all time and he has been campaigning for a few years so he deserves the Presidency. Accomplishments be damned.

But we know the attacks would come quick and the MSM did not disappoint. Take this special one. CNN found out via KOS (the only ones reporting the story) that she supposedly cut funding to special needs children. Of course, this turned out to be a false charge. The MSM, ever so classy.

Seth Leibsohn describes what we saw and felt last night:

The idea, planted by the media and Democrats, that she wasn’t vetted: gone, because not believable or important anymore.

The idea that her family is from Peyton Place or says one thing and does another: gone.

The idea that she’s a lightweight: gone.

The idea that she was picked only because she was a woman or a strong conservative: gone.

This is all not just the power of a word fitly spoken, it’s the dominance of character of the person doing the speaking. It shined through big last night, bigger than any media, political, or speech coach could make happen.

And Rasmussen shows us why the Democrats should be a bit worried:

Over half of U.S. voters (51%) think reporters are trying to hurt Sarah Palin with their news coverage, and 24% say those stories make them more likely to vote for Republican presidential candidate John McCain in November.

Thirty-nine percent (39%) also believe the GOP vice presidential nominee has better experience to be president of the United States than Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama.

But 49% give Obama the edge on experience, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey – taken before Palin’s historic speech Wednesday night to the Republican National Convention.

While Republicans and Democrats predictably favor their party’s candidate by overwhelming margins, the experience gap among voters unaffiliated with either party is even narrower than the national totals. Forty-two percent (42%) say Obama has better experience to be president, but 37% say Palin does.

The potential problem for Democrats is that Obama, the junior U.S. senator from Illinois and a former state legislator, is the party’s standard-bearer, while Palin, an ex-mayor and now governor of Alaska, is number two on her party’s ticket.

All in all, the left and the MSM is back to its old, tired, tricks while the Republican party has many reasons to feel good seeing all these rising stars coming forth like Palin, Jindal, Pawlenty, Steele and many more.

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x