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Quick Thoughts on Tonight’s Debate

Cause it’s late, and I gotta get up in the morning, here’s three quick observations on tonight’s vice presidential debate:

1. If you’re undecided about who won in the morning (and my thought’s below), get up and take a trip over to a liberal-leaning blog. Or turn on MSNBC. If all you hear is harsh “criticism” of Sarah Palin-and nothing (or at best, very little) about Joe Biden, then she won. If this was a Biden victory, all you would hear is about how he “crushed” her.

2. I respect Joe Biden. Disagree with his politics, but he’s sincere. And I won’t tolerate any talk about the mention of his first wife’s passing, so keep it to yourself. He was handicapped tonight, in all fairness.

3. Handicap aside, Palin clearly won. She showed a knowledge-if not command-of the major issues she’s stumbled over as of late, and even worked in a few quirky attacks along the way.

My more thoughtful analysis in the morning, after some rest and a read through the transcript.




Written by Coby Dillard

October 2, 2008 at 11:18 pm

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  1. Expectations for Palin were low. Her previous interviews with Gibson and Couric gave many reason to pause. She needed to ‘hold her own’ against Biden and she succeeded. She showed herself to be sharp, able, confident, assertive, energetic, warm and funny.
    This should bring along those independents who were leaning towards McCain but had doubts about Palin. This performance will also re-energize the base that has been dis-spritied by the recent polls. I think she will give the ticket a bump in the polls.

    D. Hell, I was discouraged. I think she did more than just hold her own. The Palin we saw last night needs to stay out for the next 30-odd days, and life will be good.


    October 3, 2008 at 9:37 am

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