I truly feel that as BOB starts, she wants him to be the one to talk her out of it, to take her right then and there.
Yes I agree, moonlightinglover. I think too that her whole speech was intended to be kind of a wake-up-call for David. Unfortunately - like Maddie - he was way too afraid of his own feelings and shocked in that moment to react how he should have.
I just love how we all see this kind of scenes under a different light!
To me, David didn't even realize the speech was meant for him and I also don't think the speech was for him. I think that during the jail scene David was genuinely facing for the first time his true feelings for Maddie and it took a stranger for him to realize it.
"To Cybill: my first, funniest and most beautiful leading lady." - Bruce Willis. Taken from a picture hanging over Cybill's kitchen sink in 1985.
I think both of them knew even before BOB that they had feelings for each other yet neither would admit how deep those feelings were - even to themselves. I don't think that Maddie consciously made that speech for David but I do think that on some level she did want him to make some kind of move toward her. Would she have been receptive...who knows. David may have just thought his feelings were basically centered on his crotch before Donna Dixon opened his eyes to his love for Maddie.