Saturday, April 12, 2008

Politician Promos - top political speeches

In pro wrestling, 'cutting a promo' is the act of getting on the mic and delivering an impassioned speech, usually to call out another wrestler. In the past I've detailed some memorable promos conducted by pundits and politicians.

Below are some effective promos conducted by some passionate conservatives:
VIDEO: Virgil Goode On The Surge Resolution And Muslims
Read Virgil Goode's biography. Virgil is a Republican Congressman from Virginia.

But my favourite promo goes to....

VIDEO: Conservative Radio Talker, Bill Cunningham introducing
John McCain 
and taking swipes at Obama

Conservative Radio Talker Bill Cunningham cuts a theatrical promo as he introduces Republican Presidential nominee, John McCain at a Cincinnati rally. Bill made some colorful statements mocking Barack Obama which led to McCain having to distance himself away from the talk show host.
Sen. McCain apologized for the remarks by the WLW radio talk show host.

"I take responsibility and I repudiate what he said," Sen. McCain told reporters after the rally at Memorial Hall.

Cunningham came out on stage to whip up the crowd as he often does at Republican campaign events in Cincinnati.
Read the full article from USA Today

Bill Cunningham stood by his comments and furiously fired back at McCain. After originally aiming his insults towards Barack, he drew his ire at the Republican nominee. Some of Cunningham's memorable zingers include:
1) "John McCain threw me under a bus -- under the 'Straight Talk Express"
2) "I, for one, regret that John McCain is the nominee of the conservative party,"
3) "But I'm not going to meet him again. I've had it up to here with John McCain. I'm joining Ann Coulter in supporting Hillary Rodham Clinton"
Read the full article on the conservative back and forth from CNN

Watch the full uncensored promo here, as taped by an audience member
Read HotAir's take on the issue with comments from conservative readers
Go Bill "Willie" Cunningham's official radio page
Watch video of Bill cuting a promo on Obama and McCain on CNN's Election Center

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