Palin won, if you have such low expectations, that style, and an odd one at that, succeeds over substance.
Alaskan Governor Palin stuck to the now contrary mix of talking points, to the degree that she avoided answering some questions in order to revert to her “strengths”. Strengths, seem to be pandering to the American people about changing the very things the more conservative pro-rich party stands for. Have faith brethren?
Some may see that maverick tag sticker she tried to sell on that very old used car lot of conservative do nothing but attack and blame government, as just one more grand stand with no seats. Sure. Just get the government out of corporate America’s way, and you’ll get just what we now have. And we’re gonna fix that for ya too. –I’m not just being sarcastic.
She claimed to be going to fix all the current economic problems with strong regulation, then always went back to the talking point of getting government out of the way. To critique what she just said before, is the new talking point of “looking backwards.” That is reserved for ones opponent apparently, when points need to be raised about what they did back when. But two minutes ago? When Biden would bring up anything McCain did; ‘There Ya go! Looking backwards. We’re looking forward etc, etc etc.’ Ah, those darn mavericks! Who knows what they will do? Or do to us?
It was fascinating to listen past all the smiles and staring at the camera; everything, the infrastructure, and kitchen sinks seemed promised to be fixed, while taxes and government shrink. Just get out of we Americans way! And there is a bridge I would like to sell you. No. It’s not going anywhere. But don’t you like all my abstract platitudes repeated over and over to make it seem like change will be pulled out of a hat? Pretty competent huh? We have that kind of executive now.
She seemed to try to mix up her style to appeal to differing audiences, which came across as peculiar. The folksy affectations one second and then trying to be “professional” in the national sense, had me wondering what kind of identity issue she is now going through. The last national ego to do that juggling was Donald Rumsfeld. OK Bush the younger did the “rancher” pack pandering. Just another one of the common folk.
But she did manage to propose nation changing plans; even more power to the VP. I guess Cheney was not “strong” enough! This shows how able and ready she is to lead! Don’t I get it? What part of subconscious innuendo did I miss?
We are left with the current maverick crowd of “conservatives” seeming to knot know (as in tied up) where they actually stand exactly on much of anything, except the current Iraq situation.
CAN I CALL YOU JOE TOO? ALONG WITH THE JOE SIX-PACK? THANK YA
Senator Joe Biden was somewhat reserved. He seemed to avoid being taken in by the constant attack strategy that the right needs to prod fears over fact. He clearly could have challenged Palins abstract platitude express, but kept out of all personal references about her. Even by proxy, he could have pressed her harder on John McCain, yet he held back. By the end of the debate, Palin seemed to be running out of material, while Biden stressed the reality check over the pandering platitude parade’s real history.
Biden might have been able to score more “attack” points, that everyone seems to love and consider so important. I’m mixed on that one. It might have changed into a mine field that would possibly work against him on the subconscious playing field that makes it to the press days later. Not my call, thank goodness!
It was good to see Biden, like Obama, claim the calm center of reason, over seasick reaction. They seem steady compared to the current “Big Bang” emergency the conservatives seem under. Probably just another reason why all sectors of the economy grow better under the Democrats than the Republicans. Facts actually do more things creative than fears. With that out there, ya gotta take shots at reality, to make fear based fantasy land seem more appealing than truth in context.
The event went about as I expected. I did not quite expect the mild questioning from Gwen Ifill. She may have had issues to address as well. Most of that PBS crowd are mild mannered corporate styled recliners, exception when Bill Moyers is around the camera.
We have a wonderful woman governor here in Arizona. What a difference she is. She is about policy and facts. I only wish the great state of Alaska could share her with us. We also have two senators that overall are yes-men for the right wing. Authentic apologist.
THE NEW NOW BY THE WRONG WING? ALL PRIOR NOW’S ARE SO LOOKING BACKWARDS
More platitudes over how well the platitude bubble machine worked. For some people, just because the presenter side of Palin seems confidant–will make them more confident of her! Hey. It worked before for the Bush league. Those who see below the surface waters to the nature of water itself, will be assured of Biden’s ability to be what a real VP needs to be.