I was very impressed with Gov Palin's speech. I also heard during lunch that her teleprompter operator messed up and didn't stop during the applause. Last night I didn't notice anything was wrong which just adds to the impressiveness of the speech as she couldn't rely on the teleprompter.
There is so much good hearty substance in her remarks so I'll just mentioned one which shines a spot light on one difference between Obama and Palin.
[Sarah]"And children with special needs inspire a special love.
To the families of special-needs children all across this country, I have a message: For years, you sought to make America a more welcoming place for your sons and daughters.
I pledge to you that if we are elected, you will have a friend and advocate in the White House."
Special needs children do indeed inspire greater love. Now compare that to Obama who views even healthy babies as a "punishment".
I know I said just one... but just like the old potato chip commercial, no one can quote just one Sarah comment. :)
"Our opponents say that drilling alone won't solve all of our energy problems — as if we didn't already know that. The fact that drilling won't solve every problem isn't an excuse to do nothing at all."
Loved it; glad someone is finally saying it.
Like you said, "...Senator Clinton's political life just flashed before her eyes..." We'll see how things play out, but so far I like what I see...a lot! Ooooooh, barracuda!
I keep reading about the Obama campaign and its supporters in the MSM being in a tizzy about how to address Sarah. I have the answer for them. They should basically ignore her and concentrate on McCain. Does anyone really believe that McCain can pull off a head-to-head contest with Obama? In order for McCain to avoid being Dole '96, the electorate actually has to pay attention to more than just speech rhetoric, they have to appreciate how the deeds of the man reveal his character. How confident are you that the electorate will spend the time to do that? The wildcard is, of course, Palin. Which is why the Dems should say "she only the VP candidate, McCain is the one who will run things". This is also why the GOP should keep pushing her in front of America as a surrogate for McCain's policies.