I admit it, I’m weak.

Though I said I wouldn’t watch the debate last night, I did. Blushing

It was fascinating. Even for an experienced pro, Palin’s performance would be one to admire. But for a neophyte at the national level, and especially on foreign policy? She was dynamite. At times, I believe Joe was laughing to himself, quietly admitting "Yeah, you got me on that one." This should forever lay to rest (except in the fever swamps of the Left) the idea that she’s a lightweight, an airhead, or a drag on the ticket. Far from it: she clearly learned the material and handled herself deftly, sticking the knife in with a smile.

If McCain doesn’t keep her on the road, on talk-radio, and on TV from now until election day, he deserves to lose. Palin is his best weapon.

Joe, on the other hand, gave a better performance that I thought he would, mostly sounding confident without being condescending. Just don’t look to carefully at the facts behind some of his weird assertions.

As of last night, this race is back on. Dancing

PS. After criticizing moderator Gwen Ifill severely for conflicts of interest, I’m happy to say that she did a creditable job last night.

 

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4 Responses to I admit it, I’m weak.

  1. Richard says:

    I did not watch, and I am voting No for everyone. For the first time in a long time, I am tempted to not exercise my vote. I dislike them all, on all levels, and all candidates.
    Yes, I live in Illinois. Why do you ask? 😉

  2. Porkchop says:
  3. Steve in TN says:

    Is it too late to flip the ticket? McCain quit Michigan and Palin is hoping mad about it. She has the right political instincts… What happened to his?

  4. John H. (Shikoku) says:

    I really don’t see McCain winning Michigan in the first place. The last time it voted red was (like most states) during the Bush/ Dukakis election. Also, McCain pretty much told assembly line workers that they can stuff it about NAFTA because it is a program that actually helps the American economy.
    Thanks to Obama’s populist agenda, he’s got that state won.

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