Carl Cameron explains John McCain’s lousy speech

By David Edwards
Tuesday, June 3, 2008 20:57 EDT
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Fox’s Carl Cameron talked with Brit Hume about why John McCain’s speech appeared to be so bad.

Partial transcript

CARL CAMERON: John McCain has not been doing prime time speeches for the better part of two months. He’s been running solo and hasn’t had the national audience or taken the opportunity to reach it with any kind of speeches, so folks are going to be naturally comparing his style to Barack Obama, and he’s just not as glitzy. He’s working with a teleprompter, and often stumbles with it. Occasionally, you’ll sometimes see an awkward smile as he tries to connect with the audience but it sometimes feels a little bit off. He recognizes that, the campaign recognizes it, folks in the audience recognize it, and yet this is John McCain. He has always been this way. He’s not a particularly strong speaker. He believes that he communicate the core convictions.

This video is from Fox News, broadcast June 3, 2008.

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David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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