I know, you lefties that come over here, especially Mr. Snarkle, will not agree, but I do not care.
Gov. Sarah Palin won tonight's vice-presidential debate with the Democrat nominee, Sen. Blowhard Joe Biden.
The reason is she took the debate away from Gwen Ifill, in the tank for Sen. Messiah Barack Obama "moderator". Some will say that she did not answer Miss Ifill's questions. Well, so what? I do not think that Sen. Blowhard did any better. But, it was clear that Gov. Palin was not going to let the debate deteriorate into a two-on-one. Gov. Palin was strong and in command of most issues.
Here is a great line that Gov. Palin said that I really liked:
"It is so obvious that I am a Washington outsider. Someone just not used to the way you guys operate"
That was in reference to another inane statement from Sen. Blowhard trying to defend a vote. Gov. Palin even managed a "I was for it before I was against it" line in the same breath.
And that is Gov. Palin strength. She is not part of the Washington inner circle. She is so far away from that scene. And that is why she is so hated.
But, back to the debate. Look at the fact that she was able to put Sen. Blowhard on the defensive several times, and it was on foreign policy that she put him on the ropes. Especially when Gov. Palin kept coming back to the fact that Sen. Messiah Barack said he would sit down with a rogue gallery of dictators with NO PRECONDITIONS! Just like two ol' pals. No matter what Sen. Blowhard tried to do to deflect that, it failed. His running mate, the top of the Democrat ticket said it. And in last week's presidential debate, Sen. Messiah Barack kept trying to weasel out of it by saying a bunch of hooey about "preparation", what ever that means.
Where I really think that Gov. Palin really connected with voters was her continuing to tout her clear middle-class roots. When Gov. Palin talked about the fact that her and husband Todd had to pay out of pocket for health care, that cut to the heart of what many people are talking about now. Somehow, I am convinced about Gov. Palin showing up at a Saturday soccer match talking to other parents versus Sen. Blowhard harping about visiting a Home Depot. Maybe he is there about getting a potential job after he loses this election!
I will say that Sen. Blowhard can cite a lot of numbers and votes and the fact that he has met many world leaders. But, that is the point. For any criticism of Sen. McCain being in Washington too long, Sen. Blowhard has been there longer. And it shows. And it just is not wearing well .
It was a great debate to watch and I think that Gov. Palin did recharge the McCain campaign. And, Sen. Blowhard did not do any harm to Sen. Messiah Barack. And, Gwen Ifill did a fair job.
Another game changer with four weeks to go. Hold on, folks!