I know many people are talking today about Gov. Palin’s powerful speech last night, and rightfully so. More on that later. But what many are not talking about is former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s speech. I know that some would say that he and the president have something in common – i.e., not gifted in public oratory. But last night he proved many people wrong. If you missed it, you need to see or read it for yourself.
Although I may agree that he is not known for waxing eloquence, he and the president do share something in common – proven leadership, especially, during a major national crisis. Leadership is not determined by golden mouth. A person can wax eloquence, but not a leader. Leadership is determined by proven ability to lead. Many great leaders of the past and present are not known for their public speaking. However, they are known for ability to lead during crisis – e.g., Moses, General MacArthur, etc. And what proven leadership both former mayor and the president have been in keeping America safe since the 9/11. The issue of national security needs to be in forefront than economy and environment in this election. In fact economy, environment, and other social issues would mean very little if the national security is compromised. Hence every American needs to wake-up and see pass all the media glib and focus on what is at stake in this election. The time has changed and is changing. The world is not safe and will not be safe if America and others ignore global threats of the evil.
Now, back to Palin. Wow, what a presentation! I sensed more convictions in her than many so-called preachers and pastors. She was poised, persuasive, pointed, personable, and passionate (which by the way are some essential aspects in preaching). I don’t think I remember ever hearing such powerful vice presidential candidate speech like that in my lifetime. So far, I believe Senator Thompson, Giuliani and Palin’s presentations have provided the strongest arguments for RNC.