Sunday, October 05, 2008

Everyone is mocking Rich Lowry

Practically every blog I read has mocked Rich Lowry for making the following statement about Palin:
I'm sure I'm not the only male in America who, when Palin dropped her first wink, sat up a little straighter on the couch and said, "Hey, I think she just winked at me." And her smile. By the end, when she clearly knew she was doing well, it was so sparkling it was almost mesmerizing. It sent little starbursts through the screen and ricocheting around the living rooms of America. This is a quality that can't be learned; it's either something you have or you don't, and man, she's got it.
I'm a little late piling on, but it is pretty funny.

One thing that the McCain campaign has been unable to do is find a consistent attack message against Obama. They tried to mock him for being inexperienced and for relying too much on charisma. Then they pick Sarah Palin as vice president. And her "charisma" doesn't seem to be what most voters want right now, if recent polling on the debate is to be believed.

I think the fundamentals of this election are strongly against McCain: in difficult economic times, the incumbent party often loses. And Bush is extremely unpopular, so people are leaning to the other party. But McCain's campaign certainly hasn't helped their candidates chances. Once this is over, it'll be interesting to hear the inside dirt on what was going on.


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