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2008 RNC: A Pitbull With Lipstick





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Published on Aug 27, 2012

Only days after being introduced to the nation as John McCain's running mate, Sarah Palin found herself center stage at the Republican National Convention. The speech she delivered was so unexpected that overnight she became an electrifying force in the campaign.

In this episode of PODIUM, the experts reveal just how she did it.

Political speech experts featured in this episode include:

Michael A. Cohen
Author, Live From The Campaign Trail

Robert Lehrman
Chief Speechwriter for Vice President Gore and Professor of Speechwriting, American University

Brian Morgenstern
Republican Congressional Aide and Vice President, New York Young Republican Club

Michael Waldman
Director of Speechwriting for President Clinton

PODIUM is a bi-weekly series that embraces the art of public speaking and honors those with something to say. From historic political speeches, to contemporary commencement addresses, to wedding toasts, the series explores various genres of speechmaking and provides inspiring, insightful analysis including "how-to" content.

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