Next, a word about President Bush.
Or, rather, two words to President Bush's staff: web cam.President Bush
spoke to the convention via satellite feed. His speech was fine. No complaints.
Except…he couldn’t react to the crowd.
Several times, the audience stood up and applauded. Several of the
ovations were lengthy. And then they were cut short, because Bush began speaking
again, because he didn’t know we were applauding.
They can feed his speech live via satellite, but they can’t set up a
simple web cam so he knows if the audience is still applauding?
And now this via the always fawning Erickson.
According to sources close to the McCain campaign, the teleprompter
continued scrolling during applause breaks. As a result, half way through the
speech, the speech had scrolled significantly from where Governor Palin was in
The malfunction also occurred during Rudy Giuliani's speech, explaining
his significant deviations from his speech.
The party that wants to control the nukes can't muster the tech behind a teleprompter? A feedback link to GWB is 80's technology. Perhaps a paper copy of the prepared remarks would have been in order in the one case and hiring Sean an asset in the other.