In stark contrast to Obama's speech in Iowa, declared Republican primary winner John McCain's victory speech in New Hampshire decidedly underwhelmed the pundits on MSNBC, including Keith Olbermann, Joe Scarborough, Gene Robinson, Howard Fineman and Katrina Vanden Heuvel.
JS: That speech! Oh my God!
KO: All right, calm down…he’s still on the stage. You’re going to be…you can’t…you can’t boo a candidate while he’s still on the stage the night he won, Joe. Do I have to teach you everything about politics all of the sudden?
JS: Thank you, Keith. Thank you. I tell you, one think I can teach, and we were all talking about it here. It is absolutely remarkable…
KO: Don’t read the speech?
JS: That at this moment…yes, please. If this is your introduction to America in 2008, do not have your head looking straight down into a speech that Howard, Howard Fineman, what’d you say it looked like?
HF: It looked like every advisor he ever had had given him one paragraph?
GR: One sentence…
HF: One sentence…but he read them all.
GR: But he dropped them on his way to the podium and re-sorted them in random order.