Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Speech

I have to say, I like Sarah Palin.

It was a very good speech. Not out of the ballpark, but definately someone you want batting for your team.

It was well delivered. It was snarky without being vitriolic. After the smear campaign of the past several days from the Dems and their media lapdogs they could have gone very negative. Instead they chose to use humor to give both Obama and the media some well deserved smackdown.

Palin has that Reagan touch of being able to be negative and funny at the same time, the Dems (especially after this weekend) have shown that they are only capable of slime.

I know it's not the function of the VP's speech, but I would have liked to see a bit more policy, especially energy policy, as that is Palin's strong suit. It's clear the delegates adore her. Some of them are probably thinking they have the ticket upside down.

Traditionally the VP speech is supposed to do 3 things:

1) Introduce yourself. Let the people, and the party know who you are.

2) Talk up your presidential candidate

3) Bash on the opposition.

Biden is in for trouble in the VP debate.

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