Oct 02 2008

Palin Won! Obama Lost

Why did America tune in? To see one of our own fight the political class. Frank Luntz’s ‘independent’ group went something like 80% for Palin. She has changed the entire political landscape. The Palin phenom is just happening! Drudge poll shows 75-25 Palin. Look, this is HISTORY! Palin destroyed the media myths.

Please note: Palin, I am asking for a job in your administration!

Update: Just going to add onto this post from last night instead of starting a new one. CNN had a poll saying Biden won (must have been a poll of their viewers), Drudge has a non-scientific poll as well, showing Palin won. Biden was caught speaking DC wonk while Palin was able to remind everyone she comes from outside the Beltway. Is it enough to change the dynamics? Who knows – we have never seen a race like this one before. If anyone could change it, it would be Sarah Palin.

My next suggestion to McCain – send Sarah to debate Obama.

Update: I agree with Peggy Noonan (finally). Joe Biden slowly disappeared over the evening’s debate. He seemed to be waiting for something to happen to make him the winner. It never did happen. In fact, as the night went on and Palin gained her confidence, Biden ended up disappearing off the stage.

Did Sarah connect with America? I would wager most people tuned in to see her and measure her. By any measure she stood her own and destroyed the media spin. I must warn the left not to go down the path of belittling Sarah again, the repercussions of the backlash will be severe. But I know they will not listen. America just decided on their own who Sarah is and what she could mean to this nation. Spinning now will not destroy that image.

Getting back to Noonan, she had a very interesting observation:

Her triumph comes at an interesting time. The failure of the first bailout bill was an epic repudiation of the Washington leadership class by the American people. Two weeks ago the president of the United States, the speaker of the House, the secretary of the Treasury and the leadership of both parties in Congress came forward and announced that the economy was in crisis and a federal bill to solve it urgently needed. The powers were in agreement, the stars aligned, it was going to happen.

And then the phones began to ring, from one end of Capitol Hill to the other. And the message in those calls was, essentially: We don’t trust you to fix the problem, we suspect you may have caused it. Go away.

It was an epic snub, aimed at both parties. And the bill tanked.

We have simply, as a nation, never had a moment like this, in which the American people voted such a stunning no-confidence in America’s leaders in a time of real and present danger.

After this great point Noonan goes back to her bitter elitist, Bush-bashing self. She is turning into Andrew Sullivan.

Palin is the only non-Senator on any ticket. Americans may decide half a breathe of fresh air is better than none at all.

27 responses so far

27 Responses to “Palin Won! Obama Lost”

  1. djs says:

    The meltdown in which the GOP made their president and presidential nominee look like asses.

    You can be pure or you can be in power.

    Choose one.

  2. DJStrata says:

    Dick Morris, big time Clinton guy, admitted last night that Palin won!! He said that the biggest loser last night was Hillary. At least some Democrats can admit the truth. Palin did exactly what she needed to do. She had Biden at “Can I call you Joe?” He was on the defensive the entire time.

    Admit it and move on. Should have scheduled more VP debates if you wanted to try to win one.

  3. djs says:

    I agree she won. She was fantastic. I’m just saying that it’s not relevant anymore for 2008 except to the extent that it may help mitigate GOP losses.

  4. Toes192 says:

    In my line of work [retired 10 years ago] [flying airplanes for salary for 38 yrs] one has to be realistic. If the runway is NOT visible at 100 feet above ground [as example] [I never got to fly airplanes into runways where you can go lower], you MUST NOT pretend it is and keep going…
    —-What I am suggesting, peeps, is this… Our Sarah did fine… B+
    —-So did Senator Biden… B+
    —-I suggest this… our eyes are a clouded by our supreme hope that Senator McCain is elected POTUS. Just because WE think our Sarah won the debate does not make it so…
    —-The enemy is voting as well… and they are very strong and well- organized…
    —-Send some $$$… Go to rallies… Phones… Need I add vote?… Convince, say, 2 others of our position… Only one month more…

  5. owl says:

    The only way to turn this into a true win, McCain has to start fighting. It is time to name names (please, not Bush). The same problem that cost the Pugs the majority remains. Dems fight and they have an army of FREE warriors.

    Republicans in the Senate and House must fight. The other side is going to start their OverSight Soap Opera immediately. They will run this show through the election. This is the best thing for Dem politicians since sliced bread. The Grand Overseerers who are never to blame for anything……………they are baaack!

    McCain must stop the ‘greedy, they are all greedy crooks’ line. Instead he must name NAMES. If he does not get in the mud with the other side, the Palin effect is LOST. Someone that does not belong to that Good Buddy Club in the Senate needs to get into his ear. Frank, Dodd, Obama’s buds. The choice is his but he is going to lose if he leaves this another day. Now he can stay above the fray if he is determined to lose. The Soap will air regardless.

  6. owl says:

    My fear is that he has belonged to The Club for so long that he thinks it will come out on the Soaps. That he actually believes such as that.

  7. Neo says:

    “When we kicked — along with France, we kicked Hezbollah out of Lebanon, I said and Barack said, “Move NATO forces in there. Fill the vacuum, because if you don’t know — if you don’t, Hezbollah will control it.” Now what’s happened? Hezbollah is a legitimate part of the government in the country immediately to the north of Israel.”

    WTF !! This is as bad as Gerry Ford’s gaffe about Poland and Eastern Europe were not under the domination of the Soviet Union.