Wednesday, September 03, 2008
I don't think she wears well. The first impression is not bad, which is to be expected (somewhat) from a former beauty contest entry. But after a while, Palin shows a rigidity and hardness in her attitude, which diminishes whatever initial "friendliness" vibe accompanied her.
That's not to say she's not a hit with the Christian conservatives. She is
. But for independents, she's less likely to be a magnet.
As I told my mother this evening, Palin reminds me of that girl in high school who may be attractive and popular, but who is also dismissive of those who aren't up to her 'standard' of quality. I'm sure Palin is a hit with the crowd that's sure they're the cream of the crop, but as for ordinary people I doubt Palin is all that appealing.
She was smarmy and snotty when she spoke about Obama. Unfortunately, Obama won't fight back at the same level.
With regard to her pregnant daughter, Obama said family members are off limits. But she has played it up to no end. They even flew the father in.
I don't want Obama to "fight back at the same level." If he's proven one thing this year, it's that he can effectively counter the Republicans without joining them in the gutter.
This convention is proving to be the sequel to "Hatefest Houston '92." And we all know how that election turned out.
Palin ... reminds me of that girl in high school who may be attractive and popular, but who is also dismissive
Dismissive? As in dismissing the flyovers as clinging bitterly to guns and religion?
Unfortunately, Obama won't fight back at the same level.
He already did, in strikingly dismissive fashion ...
"Today, John McCain put the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency," said Obama spox Bill Burton. "Gov. Palin shares John McCain's commitment to overturning Roe v. Wade, the agenda of Big Oil, and continuing George Bush's failed economic policies -- that's not the change we need, it's just more of the same."
The difference was that Obama's smarmy snotty comments blew up in his face and gave immediate ammunition to the opposition in the opening seconds of the battle. His inexperience hurt him. He and/or his campaign shot their mouth off when they should have shut up and listened. Then he wouldn't be getting his own words thrown back in his face in his opponent's acceptance speech.
Then he wouldn't be getting his own words thrown back in his face in his opponent's acceptance speech
Somehow I doubt Obama's losing a whole lot of sleep over it, jms. All I saw tonight were a whole lot of angry old white people who collectively don't have the sense of a rat abandoning a sinking ship. The convention crowd looked like a televised hospice.
It's over. Obama can start picking out the carpet and drapes for the Oval Office. McBush will live to regret his fifteen-minute vetting of Sarah Palin. For how long, well, that's up to the melanoma.
It's over. Obama can start picking out the carpet and drapes for the Oval Office.
I do not share your confidence at all.
The convention crowd looked like a televised hospice.
I agree -- the convention was depressing and dead until the instant Palin took the stage, and then it was like a rock concert. It was a moment for conservatives that rivaled the unexpected excitement of the Obama speech four years ago. Except that the Democrats had to wait a cycle for Obama to run but Palin is running now.
Any chance of a cakewalk for Obama just vanished.