On Friday Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell addressed attendees of CPAC in what could have been a major debut for him to be a Vice Presidential pick.
He focused on explaining the basic conservative free-market principles without use of notes or a teleprompter. He spoke well, but did not come off as inspiring or passionate. It was a good speech and delivered well, however, it was relatively unoriginal.
He seemed to lose some in the crowd when he started pitching Governor Mitt Romney for President saying he [Romney] “has been an effective leader his entire life, in business, the Olympics and as Governor.”
In comparison to others speakers at CPAC, including Rand Paul and Michelle Bachamann, Governor McDonnell’s speech proved to be somewhat lacking.
His best moments came when he hit Obama on jobs saying, “You’re the commander in chief, stop making excuses, get the job done.”