Here’s my next speech analysis. This one is for Wednesday’s keynote speaker, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani:
He’s talking about him supporting John McCain, just like he said he would. “This year, with what’s at stake, 2008 IS the most important election in our lifetime, and we’d better get it right.” A great quote from Giuliani. It’s emphasizing the fact that, sure we say that every year, but this year its actually true. This is a major cornerstone for American and whoever wins will have a huge impact on the future of this nation.
“This election represents a turning point. It’s a decision to follow one path or the other. … The citizens of the United States get to decide the next President [then he lists liberals]. Not anyone else but the people of America.” And the crowd begins to chant “USA.” And that’s just basically him saying, “Don’t pay attention to Hollywood and the media bias. Go out and vote for a good candidate, John McCain.”
“To those Americans who still feel torn in this election. … Think about it this way: you’re hiring someone to do a job, an important job, a job that relates to the safety of yourself and your family. … You have 2 job applications in your hand with the name and the party affiliations blocked out. They’re both good and patriotic men … You have to decide, “Who am I gonna hire?” He’s talking about McCaain having “passed every test. … Even his adversaries acknowledge … that John McCain is a true American hero.” And he’s talking about McCain’s sacrifice, and that really appeals to the undecided voters, and it especially appeals to military families. He’s talking about McCain knowing that “America comes first,” and that McCain has shown that he knows this.
He’s talking about McCain running for House and Senate as a foot soldier in the Reagan Revolution. Then he switches over to Obama, a man who’s gifted with a great education, who “worked as a community organizer. What?” And the crowd really liked that. “He worked! I said–I said–Okay, okay, maybe this is the first problem on the resumé. He worked as a community organizer. He immersed himself in Chicago machine politics.” Talking about him being elected to the State Legislature, “and nearly 130 times, he couldn’t make a decision, he couldn’t figure out whether to vote yes, or no. It was too tough. He voted, ‘Present.'” And these were some great quotes here. He first went and took Obama’s “experience” as a community organizer and showed that it’s basically useless. Then he went and showed that Obama basically did NOTHING when he was a state legislator.
“‘Present’ doesn’t work in an executive job. For President of the United States, it’s not good enough to be present. You have to make a decision.” And that was a great line there – it really shows just how inexperienced Obama is.
Now he’s talking about Obama being a “celebrity Senator.” He’s saying that Obama has never run a city, state, business, military unit, and he’s never had to lead people in crisis.
“He is the least experienced candidate for President of the United States in at least the last 100 years. Not a personal attack, a statement of fact. Barack Obama has never lead anything, nothing, nada. Nada. Nothing.” People are really liking Giuliani. This is so far a much better speech than I expected. He’s really emphasizing that Obama doesn’t know how to run anything when it comes to executive power, and Giuliani is an expert when it comes to this.
“The choice in this election comes down to substance over style. … This is no time for on the job training.” Another great quote!
“We agree with Joe Biden. One time. One time, when he said that, until he flip flopped and changed his position. And yes, being President means being able to answer that call at 3 in the morning. And that’s the one time we agree with Hillary. I bet you never thought Hillary would get an applause at this convention. … Well no one can look at John McCain and say that he’s not ready to be Commander in Chief. He is and he’s ready and we can trust him to deal with anything, anything that nature throws our way, anything that terrorists do to us. This man has been tested over and over again, and we will be safe in his hands, and our children will be safe in his hands, and our country will be safe in the hands of John McCain. No doubts!” Those are some great quotes. He’s really firing up the crowd, and really pushing the fact that McCain is ready to lead, and he’s shown before that he CAN lead.
He’s talking about Obama saying that this election is about change vs. more of the same, but it’s actually good change vs. bad change. “Because change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy.” GREAT quote showing that Obamahas no knowledge on what to do with Iraq, let alone most key issues.
Talking about McCain will lower taxes and reduce govnerment to strengthen the dollar, lead us to energy independence, and get us to drill off shore. The crowd chants, “Drill baby drill.” And Giuliani is just laughing and so happy. He’s really enjoying and feeding off of the energy of the crowd, and then putting his own energy back into the crowd. They are loving him and this speech. He can’t even get a sentence out.
He’s saying that McCain will promote growth, jobs, and prosperity. “We need John McCain to save our economy and make sure it grows. But we need him for a more important purpose … John McCain will keep us on offense against terrorism at home and abroad.” And this is where McCain’s strong points are – national security.
“For four days in Denver, the Democrats were afraid to use the words, ‘Islamic terrorism.'” He’s saying that they’re afraid they’re insulting someone if they use that phrase. “Who are they insulting when they say, ‘Islamic terrorism’? They’re insulting terrorists!” He’s saying that they hardly mentioned September 11th. He’s saying that they’re in denial “about the biggest threat that faces this country.” “John McCain can win and bring victory for this country.” He’s talking about McCain supporting the troop surge. Now he’s just rapidly emphasizing McCain’s strong points when it comes to national security, and he’s really showing how great McCain is when it comes to these issues.
“In the single biggest policy decision in this election, John McCain got it right, and Barack Obama got it wrong!” Showing just how bad Obama is when it comes to national security, a huge contrast to McCain. He’s saying that McCain took a political hit for the good of the country.
Now he’s talking about Obama flip flopping on public financing, an undivided Jerusalem, and wire-tapping.
“I tell you. If I were Joe Biden, I’d wanna get that VP thing in writing!” That was a GREAT line.
Now, he’s quoting McCain, “I’d rather lose an election than a war. Why, because that’s John McCain.” Again, a great quote – showing that that’s McCain’s personality, showing that McCain has America’s best interest at hand.
Now he’s talking about McCain’s stance on the Georgia/Russia issue and that Russia has to respect the integrity of other nations. Quoting McCain, “We are all Georgians.” Obamafirst said that both sides were equally responsible, just like he described the relationship between Palestine and Israel. He later changed his position and said that the UN Security Council could find a solution. He’s saying that apparently nobody told him that Russia has veto power in the UN Security Council. So he changed again, and put out a statement basically the same as McCain’s. “I have some advice for Senator Obama: next time, call John McCain.” And hat was such a GREAT example. He showing that Obama flip flops on so many foreign policy issues. He’s changed his timetable for Iraq so many times that I don’t even remember how long he’ll keep us there anymore.
He’s saying that like Ronald Reagan, McCain will enlarge our party. He’s saying picking Palin was a choice for the future, that she represents a new generation. And that she has more executive experience than the Democratic ticket combined.
He’s talking about her being a mayor, and that he likes that about her. He’s saying that Obama said it’s not flashy and cosmopolitan enough for him where she was mayor. He’s talking about her reducing taxes and government spending and her stances on energy. He’s said that she’s one of the best governors in the country. “She has an 80% approval rating. You’d never get that in New York City.” “This is a woman who stands up for what is right,” talking about her stopping corruption and standing up to corruption INSIDE the Republican party.
“Can you imagine how they’re gonna shake up Washington! Look out!” Talking about them being Mavericks. “How dare they question whether Sarah Palin has enough time to spend with her children and be Vice President. How dare they do that. When did they ever ask a man that question?” And they’re flashing over to Cindy McCain and the Palin family, and they’re all agreeing, including Bristol Palin, by nodding their heads.
He’s talking about giving people the right to work, giving parents choice for where kids go to school, and believing in America’s success, “a shining city on a hill” – a Reagan quote! “So my fellow Americans, we get a chance to elect one of our great heroes and a great American. He will be an exceptional President. He will have with him an exceptional woman who has already proven that she can reform and that she can govern. And now the job is up to us. Let’s get John McCain an Sarah Palin elected, and let’s shake up Washington and move this country forward! God bless America. Thank you.”
Wow – wow – that was the BEST speech I’ve heard from both conventions. That right there my friends is a 10/10.
He hit everything he needed to hit. He shored up the moderates, the conservatives, the economic conservatives, the national security conservatives.
That was a great speech, a very energetic speech, and one of the best speeches I’ve ever seen.
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