Well, the votes are in…
Those that like or want to like Sarah Palin think she did a great job last night. Those that don’t like her thought it was partisan drek.
Perhaps a non-partisan source who evaluates these speeches for a living gives the right balance:
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s acceptance speech wasn’t brilliant rhetoric, and she’s not entirely accomplished as a public speaker, but she put herself over with slick, self-assured skill. To those in the hall and probably to millions watching at home, she came across as genuine and down-to-earth, a self-described “hockey mom” whose confidence and bravado were not exactly ingratiating but were somehow persuasive.
Hang on folks…it’s going to be a bumpy ride
Oh, and “the difference between Hockey mom’s and pit bulls?”
UPDATE: It is reported that apparently the Palin teleprompter went haywire last night, scrolling through applause breaks and consistently getting ahead of where the governor was in her speech…and yet she kept on rolling without a hitch.