Friday, 3 October 2008

What a difference a month makes

It was only a few weeks back that Righties with an interest in the US election were declaring Sarah Palin to have transformed American politics. This was seemingly based on the fact that she's attractive and can do folksy soundbites. Slam dunk! After a number of lacklustre meejah performances opinions underwent a serious revision, with some conservative commentators in the US even questioning whether she was a liability to the campaign. So a lot hung on last night's debate with Biden.

According to reports it looks like no out and out winner, though the post-debate polls seem to suggest Biden probably shaded it. I wouldn't be surprised to see some Righties try and portray this as some kind of victory (for not completely fouling it up), but if they do take that line compare and contrast with what they were saying a few weeks back.

UPDATE: Iain Dale says "But I do think Palin edged it, simply because she didn't make a single gaffe and surpassed everyone's expectations."

I think The Finkster is more accurate: "By not winning Sarah Palin lost."


Crushed said...

Maybe, but have sen that TV interview on CNN, where she keeps loking down at her notes, flusters and totally fails to answer the one question that she surely must have guessed might pop up- her views on the bail out?

As one of the commentators said, if McCain wins this woman is 'One 73 yeear old's heartbeat away from the presidency.

Tom P said...

I don't think McCain's gamble on picking her has paid off do you?