I didn’t stay up late enough last night to watch John McCain’s speech at the Republican National Convention. But I did see this oration by Representative Mary Fallin.
It was like watching someone in the stands at a slow-motion tennis match. Read from the left teleprompter. Read from the center teleprompter. Read from the right teleprompter. Read from the center teleprompter. Et cetera.
I can understand wanting to nail the most important speech you have ever made. Especially in this year where the bar has been set so high for speech-making. But for crying out loud, doesn’t that make it all the more worth the effort to memorize your 6-minute talk?