VP debate mini-reaction

October 3, 2008 at 5:14 pm | Posted in politics | 1 Comment
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Palin seems like a more formidable opponent than anyone recently thought and managed to be weirdly charming even when lying through her teeth or spouting talking points or pronouncing “nuclear” just like George W.  The winking and nodding and leaving the G off -ing words… would I really want to put up with eight years of this?

I wished Biden had come off a little smoother and I hadn’t been fixated on a mole dancing on his adams apple.  He was very endearing when talking about his family tragedies, and less so when talking about the plight of normal people in a bad economy, even while he wreaked of authenticity.

The Fox News types will be trying to pass this off as a winner for Sarah.  Either she trains well or there was a little man in her hairdo telling her, “Read number fifteen!”.  I can hear it being replayed in my head in the vein of “The Breaking of the President” by Firesign Theater.  Many busy executives tell me being a “maverick” isn’t always palatable in real life, even if you’re faking it. 

And someday we’ll meet our children in a better world.

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  1. Palin did better than Biden in the perceptions of the uncommitted voters according to CBS, who is very much not friendly to the McCain-Palin campaign.

    46% percent of these uncommitted viewers said Biden won the debate Thursday night, while 21% said Palin won. 33% thought it was a tie. So 54% of the uncommitted viewers thought Palin did at least as well as Biden.

    Additionally, Before the debate, 58% of uncommitted voters felt Palin shares their values; that rose to 73 percent after the debate. Fewer uncommitted voters said the same about Biden either before or after the debate.

    Biden may well have won the debate on its own merits, but it was Palin who scored the biggest gain in uncommitted voter opinion.


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