After a rambling, 30-minute wind up, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump finally got around to introducing Indiana Governor Mike Pence, Trump’s “first choice” to run for vice president on his ticket. Pence then delivered a ten-minute acceptance speech that MSNBC host Chris Matthews apparently watched while tripping something approximating balls. Immediately following Pence’s relatively even-to-low-key speech, MSNBC anchor Brian Williams felt compelled to announce that he had been watching Matthews as Matthews watched the speech, and asked for his reaction:
It was a barn-burner. And it had all the elements of a keynote speech for next week’s convention. Clearly, both these guys were warming up today. I know we’re just supposed to get an announcement of a vice presidential announcement already made, but they used it to get network time, cable time, to basically give us a draft of what we’ll hear next week. I thought the speech by Governor Pence was reminding me of old-time Republican speeches, people like Walter Judd. This is the whole power-packed conservative argument.
In case you’re wondering who the hell Walter Judd is, it’s this guy.
Whether you’re a fan of Pence or not, there are a lot of adjectives that could be used, but we’ll leave it to you to decide if “barn-burner” and “power-packed” are appropriate descriptions of this speech:
Matthews has a habit of getting a little too excited, particularly where Trump is concerned.
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