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Friday, September 05, 2008

Battleground Iowa: McCain reaction

Excerpted from this post at Battleground Iowa

Was McCain's speech great? No. Did it come anywhere close to Palin in
terms of excitement? No. But was it decent/good? Sure. Did he do what
he needed to do? I think so. Everyone knows that McCain is not the
greatest orator, so he went into last night with rather low
expectations, which works in his favor. In terms of energy, he started
out a little slow. He addressed the economy and oil prices, which he
needed to do. At times, it seems a little awkward, but I think a large
part of that was having to deal with the protestors who tried to storm
the stage and the crowd trying to drown the protestors out with their
chants. But I have to say the speech really picked up in the last 15
minutes or so. When McCain started talking about his personal history,
how he used to be a selfish young man, how his imprisonment changed
him, and how his faith in his country got him through that ordeal,
that was pretty powerful.

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