Josh Marshall complains
From the start of Kerry's speech I could tell that he kept talking into rising applause -- something like the rhetorical equivalent of spitting into the wind. He would nail a good applause line and then rush into the next verse of the speech.
I actually found this to be a strength of Kerry's speech. There's nothing more annoying than someone pausing every minute or two for applause. To me, picking and choosing after which lines to allow for cheering and applause makes for a far more compelling delivery.