I didn’t catch Governor Palin’s speech last night and have only seen short summaries of it so far today, but it appears that it was the real deal.
MSNBC.com asks in big bold letters on its front page: Can McCain live up to Palin’s performance?
Lots of people, including the Big O himself, have apparently whined that a speech writer wrote the speech. Who would have ever guessed that speech writers write speeches for politicians.
I’ve often been critical of the big media using headlines to frame the story a certain way, trying to get their message across to people who don’t bother reading the article. If they’re doing that again, it certainly appears that they believe Palin’s speech was great.
I don’t recall any attempts to cut down Biden’s performance or his speech writer.
Plus, the more I see stories about how lackluster the Republican convention is, the more I’m inclined to think that I might be missing something good. But I’m also not having to fight any urges to tune in.
In 2004 I said that it had to take a pretty bad candidate and a pretty bad campaign to lose to George W. Bush. And I think I was right.
I continue to believe that John McCain is only, at most, half as electable as George W. Bush. But he’s holding even with the Dem offering. What does that say about the Obama camp?
The McCain team really seems to have stolen the thunder from the Dem convention. If team Obama doesn’t shake things up next week they could be in for a tough road. They better hope for some change real soon.