(Via the Patriot Post)
Due to my travels last week, I missed the vice presidential debate. I’ve caught snippets here and there, but I suppose I need to sit down and watch the entire proceeding.
“[Sarah Palin] killed. She had [Joe Biden] at ‘Nice to meet you. Hey, can I call you Joe?’ She was the star. He was the second male lead, the good-natured best friend of the leading man. She was not petrified but peppy. The whole debate was about Sarah Palin. She is not a person of thought but of action. Interviews are about thinking, about reflecting, marshaling data and integrating it into an answer. Debates are more active, more propelled—they are thrust and parry. They are for campaigners. She is a campaigner. Her syntax did not hold, but her magnetism did. At one point she literally winked at the nation. As far as Mrs. Palin was concerned, Gwen Ifill was not there, and Joe Biden was not there. Sarah and the camera were there. This was classic ‘talk over the heads of the media straight to the people,’ and it is a long time since I’ve seen it done so well…”
This is from Peggy Noonan, as quoted in today’s Patriot Post. Please note that this is something of a reversal of her earlier position that McCain’s pick of Palin was a mistake.
If this was a mistake, he needs to make about a dozen more mistakes just like it.