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Thursday, October 02, 2008

The stage is set for the Veep debate

I'm predicting a debate that's "entertaining and informative" in my latest, and perhaps shortest, guest-post at HughHewitt.com.


[Copied here for archival purposes on November 5, 2008, from the post linked above at HughHewitt.com.]

(Guest Post by Bill Dyer a/k/a Beldar)

Knock me over with a feather: Tomorrow's Washington Post has a flattering page one story about Sarah Palin's youthful years. Of course, it's running opposite another page one story entitled "Skepticism of Palin Growing, Poll Finds."

Gov. Palin has already exploded the conventional wisdom, which was that Veep candidates weren't much noticed except on the day of their announcement, the day of their acceptance speech, and the day of the vice presidential debate. And I'm intensely skeptical of polls, including this one. The only poll that matters is the one on November 4th that's taken at polling places. Even a grand slam like the one Gov. Palin hit at the Republican National Convention is likely to be given a negative spin by hard-core Obama supporters, which includes many members of the old media.

But certainly the stage is now fully set for Thursday night's vice presidential debate. I'm not expecting an error-free performance by either candidate, but I do expect this to be entertaining and informative, and I have a great deal of confidence in Gov. Palin's ability to connect with the American people even in this high-pressure setting.

— Beldar

Posted by Beldar at 01:22 AM in 2008 Election, McCain, Obama, Palin, Politics (2008) | Permalink


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(1) Carol Herman made the following comment | Oct 2, 2008 5:12:47 AM | Permalink

As wonderful as Palin is, it's not enough. McCain blew voters away by voting for the PORK BILL, as he just doesn't listen. Nor does he get it.

McCain will be defeated because he refuses to see how the banks are holding out for the TOXIC mortgages getting picked up by taxpayers. And, whatever the numbers, they are INFLATED, when there are "promises of return."

The only promise? Obama can win, now. Maybe, on 11/5 McCain can figure this out?

Bush doesn't listen, either.

So, we're not just discussing the bailout. Republicans have to come to terms with the distress Bush causes the party. And, for some reason he decided to plop himself into this "crisis!" What does he care? He'll probably be the last republican you see elected to the presidency for decades to come! Why?

If people are going to get socialism, they'll take it from the pro's. Not from the lying liars who claim as republicans they stink less.

Back to the HOUSE? Who is going to be left willing to vote NO, now?

By the way, I do notice that democrats, up for election, more or less, across the board have voted NO. Including senators, voting NO. Only McCain hasn't yet figured out that no one, among the "independents" ... is going to want another Bush.

Too bad the Manchurian Candidate can't be reasoned with. And, fails to see how his blather doesn't convince anyone that this "crisis" wasn't created by the democrats because they were desperate for a win!

What can you do? Politicians, it seems, just don't trust the People.

By the way, one reason Obama is the democratic candidate; is that in RED STATE places, Obama got republican cross-over votes. Repubicans? They wanted to win this November. So they thought if they voted for Obama, Hillary would lose. This, in fact, did happen.

And, now? Because McCain is just like Bush, the repubican advantage is being lost.

McCain, he just can't figure out that Congress has an even lower approval rating than Bush! And, this pork infested bill should never have seen republican YEA votes. That it did? Stink-o leadership.

Once Obama wins? We'll be able to call republicans "the minority." And, once the minority, try to get out from under all the burdens that that implies!

I have a bracelet, too. And, I'll raise you a nose ring.

(2) Dan S made the following comment | Oct 2, 2008 12:11:57 PM | Permalink

Love the way WaPo again takes a superior tone as it gets something to do with hunting wrong:

...field dressing is just a fancy term for butchering.

(may not be an exact quote since I don't have the story open)

But then it's unlikely anyone at WaPo has either field dressed game or butchered anything more than "the facts."

(3) DRJ made the following comment | Oct 2, 2008 8:21:31 PM | Permalink

Did you hear Palin say she wants "new energy" for America in her answer to the second question?

That's for you!

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