Yesterday’s speeches were a lot better than the previous day’s speeches. Rudy Giulianni and Sarah Palin really brought it home to the Democrats. I will be honest that to a certain extent I felt like they were attacking too much. But everything they said was true.
Rudy hit home on many important points, and his speech was as good as Fred Thompson’s speech yesterday. I was rather impressed. He liken Sarah Palin to himself. Both of them haven’t served as mayors. This probably brought a few Giuliani votes over to the McCain-Palin ticket.
The house stopper though was the “keynote” speaker, Sarah Palin. As she walked out on the stage. I thought to myself, she better not freak out. I know that I would. The applause was deafening. And I could see in her eyes that she was truly humbled by it. I think that I almost saw a tear, but she controlled it.
As she started speaking, I thought that she wasn’t doing very well. She spoke well, she got her message across well. But there wasn’t much power or focus in her discussion.
However, as she progressed, she hit more home runs than Alex Rodriguez does in an entire season. Trenton over at the Conservative Front as a great collection of some of her great quotes. So, I won’t repeat them here. But she sold me. I am about 95% sure that I will vote for McCain-Palin in November
The thing that intriques me is that the comparisons here are between the Republican Vice Presidential Candidate and the Democratic Presidential Candidate. I would be bothered by these comparisons, because it doesn’t seem natural. However, since the Democratic Candidates started the conversation, we are simply rebutting. So strange comparison is simply a response to the questions asked by the opponent.
Overall, I was very impressed by last night. I am not sure that McCain can offer up as good a speech tonight. But I would gather he will do good enough to keep the momentum going, and win this election.