Preparing for Gov. Palin's speech

September 3, 2008 4:00:23 PM PDT
Governor Sarah Palin's speech could end up being the most talked-about event of the Republican National Convention. The delegates in St. Paul are eagerly anticipating the words of the Vice Presidential nominee, as she prepares for her Wednesday night speech.

Earlier in the day, Sen. John McCain arrived in St. Paul and greeted his wife Cindy and some of his children.

He then moved onto his running mate and her family. McCain stopped to speak with 17-year-old Bristol Palin, his running mate's pregnant daughter, and the baby's father, 18-year-old Levi Johnston.

If anyone thought the campaign wanted to hide from the pregnancy issue, that was put to rest today.

Also Wednesday night, former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee will deliver a prime-time speech.

The conservative favorite spoke to Pennsylvania delegates today.

Action News caught up with him afterward for an exclusive interview, where he was asked about what he thought of Gov. Sarah Palin.

"They should think she is the real deal. Here is a person who has lived her faith. What you really want in a person who claims faith is a person who exhibits it," Huckabee said.

Renee Amoore is a Republican delegate from Montgomery County, and will speak earlier in the evening.

She had a chance meeting with Palin backstage this morning.

"People keep asking me if she is going to talk about her daughter. I'm not sure. But she is going to talk about economics, about health care, who she is and what she is about. And we're excited about that," Amoore said.

Marina Kats is running for a Philadelphia-area congressional seat.

Kats has a 17-year-old daughter, and hopes to hear from Palin on her own 17-year-old daughter during her speech.

"I certainly hope my teenage daughter will never have a similar problem. But it's hard, and no matter how hard you try, you do not always succeed with your own children," Kats said.


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