Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

More Convention Scuttlebutt

leave a comment »

More convention scuttlebutt: Brian Schweitzer’s well-received speech on energy was largely improvised after the Montana governor felt that the crowd hadn’t been revved up enough.

Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer said his show-stealing speech Tuesday night, which brought the crowd in Denver to its feet and made him the talk of the convention, was a last-minute improvisation that departed from the prepared remarks he’d agreed on with the Obama campaign.

“We had a convention that went through the first day and didn’t get anybody fired up,” said Schweitzer, who spoke on the second evening after keynote speaker Mark Warner of Virginia. “We didn’t have anybody stand up, and we didn’t have anybody get excited,” he said.

“Sometimes you go to the line and you say, ‘Let’s go,'” he said in a brief interview after appearing on a Politico/Yahoo!/Denver Post panel at the Denver Athletic Club.

Written by gerrycanavan

August 28, 2008 at 8:29 pm

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: