I have seen Bobby speak in person and on TV and this was Bobby at his worse.
Bobby would have sounded stronger if he were seated this time. He ran out of steam and struggled for air a couple times during the presentation. Probably because he was standing up... without the benefit of having a podium to lean on. It’s natural to get tired when attempting this. As someone who does a lot of sales presentations, let me tell you I’m at my best when seated or at a podium.
He can easily build up his endurance through exercise, and it will help him speak while standing without a podium. The decision not to provide a podium in such an important setting is bizarre to say the least. Michael Steele, please don’t let this happen again.