Friday, August 29, 2008

Call of the Loon

But enough about what we think ...
How are the Kussers responding?

Habitués of the  Left's biggest blog, The Daily Kuss, are famously savvy, insightful and analytical. Let's see how they reacted to McCain's slam-dunk Sarah Palin VP choice.

A forgettable speech from a forgettable candidate

Fri Aug 29, 2008 at 10:05:38 AM PDT

Well that was a truly forgettable speech. We learned that McCain is still aiming to recast himself as the real agent of change, somehow. ...

The other thing we learned is that McCain still believes he can capture some of Hillary Clinton's voters. But Sarah Palin offered nothing in her banal speech that would be attractive to those voters aside from her own gender.

It was a 4th or 5th drawer speech that would have been more appropriate for the state-level chicken-dinner circuit than for the national stage. No wonder John McCain looked so nervous you thought he might have a seizure right on stage.

What didn't we learn? Why Sarah Palin should be considered ready to take over the presidency. We heard nothing about her foreign policy views - if she has any. We learned practically nothing about domestic issues. She said nothing that spoke directly to the interests of voters of Ohio specifically. It was as if she didn't know how to reach out to people outside her own state.

Heck, we didn't even learn how large the crowd was in Dayton. I wonder if the McCain campaign wanted to keep it that way.

Ned Lamont and Barack Obama are sure fortunate to have this brain trust behind them. Sigh.

9 comments:

RAK said...

Foreign Policy Experience: How many states have Russian bombers flying towards their airspace on a daily basis? Most Americans forget that we are closer to Siberia than Washington State here in Alaska.
Just saying...

Rodger the Real King of France said...

The irony of course being their own PRESIDENTIAL candidate. A zero, zero, zero.

Anonymous said...

A red-hot, gun toting, moose hunting momma
to replace Darth Cheney as Vice-President

a 44 yr old with more executive experience than 3 US Senators combined.

I luv it!

Anonymous said...

Smintheus obviously feels obliged to say bad things about Palin, but it's clear he/she is trying too hard. McCain and Palin didn't leave much to work with, but Smintheus did their best to make the most of it. Of course, it's aimed at the drooling sycophants at KOStardia, so reasonableness and a sense of proportion are not necessary.

Anonymous said...

"It was as if she didn't know how to reach out to people outside her own state."
I'm sick of the Left's meaningless stale phrases like "reach out", "investment" and "working people".
What the Left means is "reach out" into "working people's" wallets and spend the "working people's" money on vote buying programs as "investments" toward their re-election.
I find her lack of trite phrases and her emphasis on self starting and integrity, her emphasis on deeds, not words, and the fact that she did not promise everything to everybody (ala Uhbama) refreshing.
BTW, fuck you Smintheus. Enjoy your shit sandwich.
Lt. Col. Gen. Tailgunner dick

Herr Blücher said...

<< But Sarah Palin offered nothing in her banal speech that would be attractive to those voters aside from her own gender. >>

A leftist is complaining about identity politics. What a hoot.

Mile66 said...

"I hear barking Sancho, a sign that we are moving." Don Quixote

TimO said...

I didn't know they had photos of Oprah leaving the Obama-coronation....

Rocky said...

She's for energy independence. That itself is a foreign AND domestic policy.

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