John McCain Convention Speech
McCain’s delivery was awful. He seemed out of synch the whole time and his applause lines were pretty muddy. There must have been an applause sign in the hall, as the delegates seemed to wildly cheer in unison at various points, although many times for no apparent reason. He seemingly had no idea that he would be periodically interrupted by applause and seemed flustered and annoyed by it.
Michael Moore seemed to enjoy the applause line aimed at him, even if it was poorly delivered.
Courtesy Drudge Report
It’s been a while since I last heard McCain do one of these things. I can’t recall if he’s always this bad.
Update: See GOP 2004: Michael Moore Draws McCain Barb, Taunts from Crowd (Editor and Publisher)
- Steven Taylor agreed with my overall assessment but thinks McCain got better and that there were several good sound bytes for tomorrow’s coverage.
- Bryan S. is quite pleased with the Michael Moore slam.
- Karol Sheinin (guesting at Dean’s World), too.
Transcript: Remarks by Sen. McCain to the Republican National Convention (WaPo)