On McCain's Speech

Matt Lewis
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Posted: Jun 04, 2008 8:28 AM

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I agree with the consensus that McCain's delivery last night was weak.

More than anything, I think it has to do with the venue.  McCain is great at townhall meetings and Q&A's.  He's also a decent debater.  But he is not a good speech-giver.

This is problematic because McCain's strength has always been his authenticity.  But when he delivers a major speech (as opposed to off-the-cuff remarks), he lacks the same level of believability and passion.

The good news is that his debate performances will probably have a much larger impact on whether or not he wins in November than his ability to give speeches.