"I know what its like to be a single parent." He's talking about losing his wife and daughter and raising his sons on his own. He gets choked up but keeps it together enough to finish his sentiment. Awesome moment.
Palin crashes it with chirpy soundbites. It makes her look petty. Hard to take her seriously when she sounds chipper at the wrong time. Show some respect, Sarah and learn when to let a moment to stand on its own.