Supporters React Strongly to Palin Speech

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - It was the moment that had Republican supporters holding their breaths.

Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin took the stage at the Republican National Convention Wednesday night and addressed the audience, nation and world for about 30 minutes.

Click the play button for more reactions with CBN News Washington Correspondent John Jessup, and a CBN News interview with Charles Dunn of the Regent University School of Government.

Many were wondering if she would be able to deliver. According to the people CBN News spoke with, she did.

"She hit it out of the park," said Susan Malone of Castle Rock, CO. "I am so hoarse right now from the yelling I did. Everything that she said was so convicting of her faith and her values."

Molly White of Austin, Texas agreed.

"She was incredible," White said "She rocked the house. She's not going to back down from the elite, and she's going to take Washington by storm."

By far, the favorite line of the night was when Palin said "the only difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull is lipstick."

Almost everyone CBN News interviewed referred to this line in her speech.

"She's a bulldog in lipstick," White said laughing.

Linda Harmon, of Gross Hill, Mich agreed.

People in Michigan take their hockey seriously - especially since the state is home to the Detroit Red Wings the current Stanley Cup champions.

"The one line about the hockey mom, that wasn't scripted," Harmon said. "And the cheers that came up from the Michigan delegation was just amazing."

Women weren't the only ones in the audience excited about Palin's speech. The men were impressed as well.

"She handled it very well," said Kerwin Haeder of Huron, SD. "She spoke to the issues and is going to make a good, quality candidate and will do a good job as McCain's running mate."

The fact that Palin is a Christian resonated with many at the Republican National Convention.

"She's a Christian woman, and we're so thankful to have her on the ticket," Malone said.

"John McCain needs the Christian vote," said Kerith Brehm "He needs the evangelical vote."

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