Posted by PrestoPundit on 09/03/2008

 I’ve never seen such an effective political speech in my life time.  The idea that John McCain doesn’t know how to pick them just got buried.  I think I know now how the British felt about Margaret Thatcher.

Somewhere Ronald Reagan is thinking, “about time they put another sportscaster on the GOP ticket.”

You can read the text of the Palin speech here.  Watch the speech here.  Some highlights:

My fellow citizens, the American presidency is not supposed to be a
journey of “personal discovery.”

This world of threats and dangers is
not just a community, and it doesn’t just need an organizer.  And
though both Senator Obama and Senator Biden have been going on lately
about how they are always, quote, “fighting for you,” let us face the
matter squarely.

There is only one man in this election who has ever really fought for you ..

And this:

To the most powerful office on earth, he would bring the compassion
that comes from having once been powerless … the wisdom that comes
even to the captives, by the grace of God … the special confidence of
those who have seen evil, and seen how evil is overcome. A fellow
prisoner of war, a man named Tom Moe of Lancaster, Ohio, recalls
looking through a pin-hole in his cell door as Lieutenant Commander
John McCain was led down the hallway, by the guards, day after day.

the story is told, “When McCain shuffled back from torturous
interrogations, he would turn toward Moe’s door and flash a grin and
thumbs up” – as if to say, “We’re going to pull through this.” My
fellow Americans, that is the kind of man America needs to see us
through these next four years.

For a season, a gifted speaker can inspire with his words.

For a lifetime, John McCain has inspired with his deeds.

One of the lines the brought the house down:

When I ran for city council, I didn’t need focus groups and voter
profiles because I knew those voters, and knew their families, too.

Before I became governor of the great state of Alaska, I was mayor of my hometown.

since our opponents in this presidential election seem to look down on
that experience, let me explain to them what the job involves.

I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a “community organizer,” except that you have actual responsibilities ..



  1. Eric said

    I agree, that speech was absolutly true and incredible! The Repeblicans have so much to overcome! Seems like Obama is really attacking Bush! Bush really never has had anything to do with McCain! Palin was so much better then Biden! She was great! Really made a lot of sense, I notice that Obama does always change depending on who he is talking too. McCain is genuine in wanting to help people. Barack Hussain Obama and his Power Hungrey wife are looking out for themselves, Be Honest Obama your upset over this speech but keep it cool and keep taking those dollars from the poor, not to help them but to help yourself achive the Highest position in the United States,at which point you can scare the American People into beliving about all the Bull about Green-World and being friends with Terrorists and can’t we all get along policies. Stand up for America and Fight the Good Fight and God Bless you to Obama for you too are an American, but I hope McCain can beat your Polished self and become our Leader!

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