That was the whammy, the double whammy, reported by RedState is that her teleprompter failed, so she had to wing at least half of her speech.
According to sources close to the McCain campaign, the teleprompter continued scrolling during applause breaks. As a result, half way through the speech, the speech had scrolled significantly from where Governor Palin was in the speech. The malfunction also occurred during Rudy Giuliani's speech, explaining his significant deviations from his speech.
Not bad for someone who was introducing herself to a whole country!
First, it shows she can handle a speech without a teleprompter...heh, already better than Obama in that category because at least she doesn't stutter without one.
She managed to show America what she would be like when fighting for them by going after Barack Obama's lack of experience when she said:
And 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. I might add that in small towns, we don't quite know what to make of a candidate who lavishes praise on working people when they are listening, and then talks about how bitterly they cling to their religion and guns when those people aren't listening.
We tend to prefer candidates who don't talk about us one way in Scranton and another way in San Francisco.
She wasn't scared to take on the media who have relentlessly sought to spread false rumors (baby Trig) and outright lies (her belonging to the AIP), for all of the six days since she became the vice presidential running mate to John McCain.
And I've learned quickly, these past few days, that if you're not a member in good standing of the Washington elite, then some in the media consider a candidate unqualified for that reason alone.
But here's a little news flash for all those reporters and commentators: I'm not going to Washington to seek their good opinion - I'm going to Washington to serve the people of this country. Americans expect us to go to Washington for the right reasons, and not just to mingle with the right people.
I loved when she pointed out that Obama can only speak the word victory when he is speaking about his campaign, not about the country or war.
This is a man who can give an entire speech about the wars America is fighting, and never use the word "victory" except when he's talking about his own campaign. But when the cloud of rhetoric has passed ... when the roar of the crowd fades away ... when the stadium lights go out, and those Styrofoam Greek columns are hauled back to some studio lot - what exactly is our opponent's plan? What does he actually seek to accomplish, after he's done turning back the waters and healing the planet? The answer is to make government bigger ... take more of your money ... give you more orders from Washington ... and to reduce the strength of America in a dangerous world. America needs more energy ... our opponent is against producing it.
She also made it clear what the McCain/Palin ticket would offer by bay of energy, therefore economic help by stating:
Starting in January, in a McCain-Palin administration, we're going to lay more pipelines ... build more new-clear plants ... create jobs with clean coal ... and move forward on solar, wind, geothermal, and other alternative sources.
We need American energy resources, brought to you by American ingenuity, and produced by American workers.
Compared McCain's brand of change to Obama's:
In politics, there are some candidates who use change to promote their careers.
And then there are those, like John McCain, who use their careers to promote change.
Did I say at the beginning Palin produced a double whammy?
That was an understatement for sure...the woman showed us the differences between what Obama/Biden has to offer which is a lot of pretty promises and empty words and what McCain/Palin has to offer which is a proven track record of accomplishments.
John McCain you magnificent bastard, you really hit it out of the park yourself with this choice.
I have been cruising the web, and what I have seen is Democrats in a state of panic, Republicans pumped and energized like never before, media grudgingly admitting that Palin did a good job and the best testament to how she has affected this race is the massive emails I am receiving from people who are excited, happy and encouraged with the Mccain/Palin ticket.
Good job Sarah!!!