Gov. Sarah Palin’s speech Wednesday night may have been the most anticipated moment of this week’s Republican National Convention, aside from the nominations of Sen. John McCain and Palin as the party’s presidential ticket.
Leading up to the keynote speech were "awesome" speeches from former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, according to Josh Turner, 22, head of the White County Republican party. Turner is attending the convention as a delegate pledged to Huckabee.
The day began for Turner and other Georgia delegates with a state party conference and delegation meeting.
Gov. Sonny Perdue spoke to the delegation about the McCain-Palin ticket, telling them all Palin will have to do to win over the American people is "be herself," Turner said.
Congressmen Phil Gingrey and Tom Price also had glowing endorsements for Palin, Turner said, noting that Price called her a "real-world individual for outside the beltway." Gingrey and Price also briefed delegates on a range of issues, including energy legislation, tax relief and health care.
The evening ended after midnight with a noisy roll-call nomination of McCain as the presidential nominee.