As the dinosaur media roundly predicted, there was a clear cut winner in the Vice Presidential debate tonight. However, much to their chagrin that clear cut winner was Sarah Palin and not Joe Biden. I hate to say I told you so, but I told you so. Sarah had presence, personality, vitality, a command of the facts, and a down to earth quality not seen since Ronald Reagan. It was quite a contrast to the old, tired Washington establishment appearance of her opponent. My favorite exchange was when Sarah sounding Reaganesque said "say it ain't so Joe, there you go again."
Sarah's convincing victory was confirmed by Frank Luntz's focus group. They unanimously felt that Sarah clearly won the debate. More important was Luntz's assessment that the polls will soon be turning for the better for McCain - Palin.
The only disappointment was the apparent control the McCain camp is clearly exercising over Sarah on the issue of the economic "crisis". McCain has a home run on this issue since it is clearly a Democratic scandal particularly concerning Fannie and Freddie. However, instead of naming names McCain keeps harping on Wall Street greed. If they would just let Sarah go and hammer home this issue, McCain wins the election.
Nevertheless, overall it was a great night for Conservatives. Under immense pressure, Sarah shined and Biden wilted. I score it a TKO for Sarah. To paraphrase the late Howard Cosell, "down goes Biden, down goes Biden." What a great night. I will sleep like a baby and dream of victory on November 4. Viva Sarah!
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