It took quite a bit of searching to find all of McCain’s speech at the Al Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner. In fact, it took two separate videos just for McCain. They are both definitely worth watching:
Here’s the second half of McCain’s speech (with a little overlap):
Electoral Vote calls McCain’s speech “the best speech of his campaign”, and points out that it is even more impressive by the fact that most of the audience was rich New York Democrats. I agree that McCain is at his best when he is being himself, and that his “biggest mistake was hiring Lee Atwater’s ghost dressed up as Steve Schmidt”.
Obama goes second, but manages to keep up with McCain. He also drops an October surprise:
Great, maybe switch the order of the videos as McCain introduces Obama…
A much needed break from the campaign.
Sad that these speeches were more meaningful than the debates…..
The correct link to Electoral Vote is http://www.electoral-vote.com/evp2008/Pres/Maps/Oct17.html#4
Richard, I switched the two videos as soon as I found the rest of McCain’s speech.
Jim, link fixed. Sorry about that, and thanks for pointing it out.