September 4, 2008

Sarah Palin "Hits it Out of the Park"

Wolf Blitzer and Gloria Borger should really be my teachers at journalism school.


I watched Sarah Palin's speech with great interest.

This woman has been vilified for days as not ready, and a disaster, and simply not ready in case John McCain kicks the bucket.

However, there were a couple of lines that, in my opinion, did the traditional VP's role and attacked her opponent with lines that were rather feisty but extremely effective.

Barack Obama attacked Palin's small-town mayor experience directly, saying his campaign had more people working on it than lived in Palin's small town.

This is true. Obama is the mayor of Obamanation. I guess it is easier to be mayor of a town where everybody signs up to support you...

"And since our opponents in this presidential election seem to look down on that experience, let me explain to them what the job involves.

I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a "community organizer," except that you have actual responsibilities. I might add that in small towns, we don't quite know what to make of a candidate who lavishes praise on working people when they are listening, and then talks about how bitterly they cling to their religion and guns when those people aren't listening."

This race really will be about small-town America vs. the big cities. The amount of community organizers outside the inner cities is very small, and it is a fairly democratic constituency. Palin went after those voters in small towns.

"A writer observed: "We grow good people in our small towns, with honesty, sincerity, and dignity." I know just the kind of people that writer had in mind when he praised Harry Truman.
I grew up with those people.

They are the ones who do some of the hardest work in America ... who grow our food, run our factories, and fight our wars.

They love their country, in good times and bad, and they're always proud of America. I had the privilege of living most of my life in a small town."

We need to remember this is an election between McCain and Obama, not Obama and Palin. So when Palin comes out with a line like "there is much to like and admire about our opponent.
But listening to him speak, it's easy to forget that this is a man who has authored two memoirs but not a single major law or reform - not even in the state senate." Democrats cant fall for this trap again.

John Kerry attacked Dick Cheney for much of the 2004 campaign much to the benefit of George Bush who won his second presidency much more easily than he stole his first one.

The line that sold my mom, the ever-undecided voter in Canadian elections, was

"When McCain shuffled back from torturous interrogations, he would turn toward Moe's door and flash a grin and thumbs up" - as if to say, "We're going to pull through this." My fellow Americans, that is the kind of man America needs to see us through these next four years.

For a season, a gifted speaker can inspire with his words.

For a lifetime, John McCain has inspired with his deeds."

She spent her time bringing Obama down to her level of experience, making herself Obama's equal, which greatly helps John McCain. If the Democrats keep arguing she is less experienced than Obama, they will lose. That is a guarantee.

Democrats were whining that Palin's speech was mean. Harry Reid, Senate Majority leader said it was "shrill". I would like to see the last man that Reid has called shrill, and when he realizes he made a sexist remark, I fully expect him to come back with his tail between his legs.

Last night, the test was Sarah Palin's toughness. Judging by the fact that it was the Democrats crying at the end of the night, I'd say she passed the test with flying colours.

For all those who thought Obama would run away with this, some Democrat-supporters like Scott Tribe boasting that the speech was so terrible Obama would now get 350 electoral votes.

I got news for Scott and other Obamacrats. This one is going down to the wire, because the Republicans came to fight last night, and they arent going anywhere.


11 Commentaires:

Blogger KC a dit...

It was alright I suppose. At the same time she didn't really say much (the expression "empty shell" ring a bell?)

Still doesnt change the fact that you are implicitly supporting two far right wingnuts because you can't get past your own bitterness. But hey! If war, deficits and theocracy are your thing go nuts.

On a related note I heard that Dinosaurs and humans once coexisted. Who woulda thunk!

9/04/2008 12:05 p.m.  
Blogger Antonio a dit...

who said I am supporting the republican party?

9/04/2008 7:06 p.m.  
Blogger KC a dit...

Maybe it has something to do with you eating up the Republican spin lock stock and barrel. You seize on anything that boosts the Republicans and knocks Obama. First that nonsense article yesterday, now this crap?

"Sarah Palin 'hit it out of the park'"? It wasnt a bad speech (and I never expected it to be a bad speech) but 'hit it out of the park'? If only you gave Barack Obama that kind of credit for speeches.

9/04/2008 9:56 p.m.  
Blogger Antonio a dit...

It is typical to attack the people making the argument when they cant attack the argument itself.

Polls show that Americans think the media treated sarah palin unfairly.

I am no big fan of Michelle Malkin, and back in my partisan Liberal days, I probably would have never read her right-wing musings.

However, she made valid points about how feminists are falling over themselves to try and attack a woman who disagrees with them.

A prominent women's rights group described her as more of a man than a feminist.

Excuse me for believing that Barack Obama is nothing more than a great rhetorician.

The guy is like Justin Trudeau, a guy who can give a great speech and whose resume is quite thin.

While McCain isnt perfect the guy has experience and will make this election go down to the wire

9/05/2008 12:53 p.m.  
Blogger Blues Clair a dit...

Palins "community organizer" jab was a mistake. She will be reminded of that one often.

9/05/2008 1:27 p.m.  
Blogger Antonio a dit...


how many community organizers are in republican dominated areas?

community organizers are needed in big cities, mostly democratic strongholds.

you also dont realize the Democrats belittled small town mayors, which once again, include mostly republicans.

she couldnt lose many independents or republicans by attacking community organizers

9/05/2008 1:32 p.m.  
Blogger Blues Clair a dit...

I agree, but it gave the Dems an opening. Why mock the work of people helping the poor. Obama's bitter and guns comment is fair game. This was a home run for her base and Obama's. You see those fundraising numbers Palin raised for Obama?

9/05/2008 1:53 p.m.  
Blogger Antonio a dit...

it's a bit easier when billionaires like Tom Golisano can donate 1 million at a time...

9/05/2008 2:04 p.m.  
Blogger Blues Clair a dit...

Ha. I'm surprised at that comment, considering your support for Hillary and all her well healed donors. I'll leave you alone... you still seem to be hurting.

This is for you.

9/05/2008 2:18 p.m.  
Blogger KC a dit...

Polls also showed that people (including her own supporters) thought Hillary Clinton was unfair to Barack Obama... where were you then?

Wow imagine that someone would attack someone they disagree with. So novel in politics. I never said the article was BS because Michelle Malkin wrote it, I said it was BS because it was BS. She threw around all these wild allegations about things lefties were doing and provided only a handful of obscure examples to back it up.

If you're concerned about thin resumes why the love-in for Sarah Palin? There is a double standard here. You seem enamoured by her yet you havent cut Obama a single break over the past year. Do you no longer consider yourself to be on the "progressive" side of the political spectrum?

McCain isn't perfect? Now there is an understatement if I've ever heard one.

9/05/2008 5:34 p.m.  
Blogger Antonio a dit...

Im just having a ball because McCain felt the best weapon against Obama was another Obama

and so far its working

the democrats need to get back on message and attack mccain and compare him to bush

because if they keep falling over themselves over sarah palin

they will lose

9/06/2008 2:24 a.m.  

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