The Speech

For those who weren’t able to see it live or for those who just have to see it again, here’s the video. Enjoy!

As a mom of a special needs child, this portion of her speech really hit home for me:

Sometimes even the greatest joys bring challenge.

And children with special needs inspire a special love.

To the families of special-needs children all across this country, I have a message: For years, you sought to make America a more welcoming place for your sons and daughters.

I pledge to you that if we are elected, you will have a friend and advocate in the White House.

Just reading it here chokes me up.

Update: Not only did Governor Palin deliver the best speech I’ve seen in a long time, but she delivered most of it by memory. The teleprompter broke and started scrolling through the applause lines so she had to give the speech by memory.

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