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I don’t have time to explain or defend these ratings below, for which I apologize (and which also means I will probably get skewered by readers, especially those who disagree), but….
What REALLY WORKED SUPERBLY:
* Two of the personal testimonials about Romney’s decency, from the couple whose 14 year-old son died and from the woman whose prematurely born daughter lived to 26 years old before dying.
* Sen. Rand Paul’s speech
* Artur Davis’s speech
* Condi Rice’s speech
* Most of Paul Ryan’s speech (although there were some holes — still not enough Kemp-like growth emphasis, among them)
* Susana Martinez’s speech
What worked rather well:
* Ann Romney’s speech
* Rick Santorum’s speech (even though the “hands” metaphor was overextended)
* About five of Clint Eastwood’s lines which were TV-ad worthy, even if his overal presentation was a bit odd
* Mike Eruzione’s remarks
* Mike Huckabee’s speech
* Luis Fortuno’s speech
* John McCain’s speech in total effect, even if it wasn’t perfectly delivered
* Scott Walker’s speech
* Nikki Haley’s speech
* Chris Christie’s speech
* John Kasich’s speech
* a couple of the other personal testimonials to Romney’s kindness or competence
What worked just enough and did at least some good, but were nowhere near a home run:
* Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech
* Marco Rubio’s speech
* Jeb Bush’s speech
While I saw MOST of the proceedings, I did not see ALL of them. Out of an abundance of kindness, I will not list which ones I missed vs. which ones I thought bombed; that way, anybody not listed above can assume I just missed them, because I thought only two or three bombed. No need to insult people who tried hard but didn’t deliver; nobody bombed in a way that was obnoxious or discreditable; the bombs were just in the sense of a failure ever to achieve liftoff.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online