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Special Edition Republican Convention 2008

This newsletter includes: 10 Things You May Not Have Noticed at The Republican Convention

  1. Most Memorable Moment
  2. Worst Use of Teleprompter
  3. Most Improved Speaker
  4. Best Dressed for the Occasion
  5. Worst Use of Communication Skills
  6. Worst Friend Award
  7. Oddest Use of Media
  8. Funniest Comic's Remark
  9. MIA Award
  10. Most Questionable Strategy

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1. Most Memorable Moment

The most memorable moment/event of this convention is that it almost didn't happen. Postponing a national convention is more memorable than any one moment or event.


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2. Worst Use of Teleprompter

Winner of this category is former Hewlett-Packard CEO, Carly Fiorina. An obviously accomplished woman, her use of the teleprompter and her physical delivery was amateurish even for a local Rotary speaker. Every 30 seconds she rotated the direction she was looking, as if she was a battery-operated mannequin in a store window decorated for the holidays. A close second was Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle. They obviously had the same coach and should get their money back.


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3. Most Improved Speaker

When Rudy Guilliani ran his shortest Presidential campaign in history, he was an uninspired candidate. Sometimes he appeared as though he was not even interested in his own speech. Yet when he spoke on behalf of McCain, he was an energized, enthusiastic speaker.


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4. Best Dressed for the Occasion

Cindy McCain dresses beautifully. Personally, I preferred her look in 2000 with her very short hair, but it is a style choice. Her clothes are beautiful, but I can't tell if the wives are going to a tea or a swearing in.


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5. Worst Use of Communication Skills

In introducing Sarah Palin, she was referred to as a former beauty contestant. Would a man be introduced in that way? In all of the introductions of Schwartnegger, were his former titles of Mr. World used in the introduction?


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6. Worst Friend Award

I don't think Joe Lieberman will be getting too many birthday cards from the Democratic Party, Obama, or the Clintons, anytime in the near future.


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7. Oddest Use of Media

The media lionized Guilliani after 9/11. He dubbed himself America's Mayor and the media communicated this title to the world. Fast forward to Wednesday night. The media is Left, he says. Did Guilliani accuse the media of being Left when they canonized him?


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8. Funniest Comic's Remark

One comic/talk show radio host said this year's campaign is like a Saturday Night Live skit: a candidate named Obama, 7 years after Osama, and a moose-hunting mayor. It does sound like SNL.


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9. MIA Award

George Bush was the first sitting president since Lyndon Johnson to miss his own convention. In his acceptance speech. McCain mentioned General Petreus, the troops and no George Bush.


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10.Most Questionable Strategy

Lately, candidates of all parties have been criticizing the media for commenting on their children. Off limits, they claim. Then why do the candidates bring all of these same children up on stage and pose for magazine covers if they are off limits?


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