"If you're trying to change minds and influence people it's probably not a good idea to say that virtually all elected Democrats are liars, but what the hell."
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
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.