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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Speech reactions

It was magnificent. Post your reactions.

MSM reaction: What I keep hearing, especially on MSNBC, is that she gave a good speech but it was written for her. Everyone has their speech written, genius. Nobody pointed it out with Obama.

Surprise: Obama's campaign sent out a response that basically said, "Good speech, but it was written by BUSH's scriptwriters!" Funny how that's been the same general response reverberating throughout MSNBC and the rest of the reactions, eh?

PANIC! TNR editor: My liberal friends who watched the speech are panicking.
Several moderate-Democrat friends of mine have been emailing--few if any would ever vote for McCain--but all agree that Palin was very strong. The more liberal among them are a little panicked.

I completely misjudged how negative she would be. Her lines about Obama were brutally cutting and possibly over the top in places. But she's a far better messenger than an angry white man.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was actually pointed out that Obama had been in his hotel room the night before writing his speech. I personally doubt he wrote the entire thing himself, especially in one night. That would explain why it is brought up about her not writing it. If she has no input in what she is speaking about then how can it be taken as who she is. Even McCain works along side his speech writers and gives then an outline of what he wants to say.

Thu Sep 04, 12:33:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Megan said...

Well, Barry got his ass handed to him on a platter. And all they can say is she didn't write the speech. How sad and how weak. Bet Barry is out writing another book...HA

Thu Sep 04, 01:02:00 AM EDT  
Blogger mAc Chaos said...

"If she has no input in what she is speaking about then how can it be taken as who she is."

Just because someone wrote her speech doesn't mean she had no input.

Thu Sep 04, 01:04:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Klyde said...

Her speech mainly sounded like a rehash of everything I already heard the other speakers say. If I wasn't watching live, I could've sworn that I had already watched it before...

Anyway, I think that's a large part of why they talk about the speech being written for her. It sounded like a script that could have been spoken by anyone else there, with very little of it actually having to do with Palin in particular.

Thu Sep 04, 11:28:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Just because someone wrote her speech doesn't mean she had no input."

Haven't McCain's team admitted that it was pretty much written before she was even selected?

It sounded like it came straight out of the GOP-Speech Generator to me. "Elites. Family values. Elites. Drill for oil. Elites. I'm just a regular mom. Look at my lovely family. Look at them again. And again. Look at them pass the baby around. It's very important that you see everyone holding the baby." Vomit inducing and, frankly, weird as hell.

It was just a speech and, like any speech, about as spontaneous and life-changing as an episode of the OC. Really, why all the fuss? Why does this energise the party so much? What difference does it make to anyone? Isn't she just another spiteful Republican wind-bag taking cheap shots? Zero substance and no class whatsoever.

Thu Sep 04, 02:39:00 PM EDT  
Blogger mAc Chaos said...

"Haven't McCain's team admitted that it was pretty much written before she was even selected?"

They had a speech written up, but that was before McCain made his "maverick" choice and they basically had to toss the whole thing and start over again.

It was "just a speech," but that's been the basis of Obama's entire campaign, and nobody ever says that.

It wasn't standard at all... it was about her, and her life, and her accomplishments. Yes, she talked about traditional Republican positions, but that's because, surprise, she's a Republican taking up the standard as VP at the Republican convention. Did you expect her to talk about the finer points of organic foods?

I thought her family was nice. Her daughters were cute and her husband looked like a good guy.

I don't really see how anything was cheap. Everything she said was right on the money. Liberals are just feigning shock because so many of those shots hit home, and they hit hard.

She represents a new future for the party, beyond this election. We have something to look forward to. Even if we lose, we have something beyond this election.

Fri Sep 05, 12:33:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't get me wrong - Obama is all surface too. He's a good orator but nothing beyond that. I do actually prefer McCain - but I liked the McCain that hasn't had to compromise himself to win over his own party.

I suppose Palin is the Republican's Obama. Young, attractive, no baggage, represents "change" (whatever that might entail), etc. I just don't understand why people care about seeing her family, paraded on stage like cattle at an auction. Maybe her daughters are "cute" and I'm sure her husband does looks "like a good guy". Couldn't care less. Have we now got to look forward to seeing Joe Biden's cousins from Michigan or perhaps his great aunt from Oregon? British politicians do this too - although on nothing like the same scale - and it makes me want to punch them repeatedly.

I prefer it when politicians talk about issues, that's all. Their gene pool is irrelevant to me.

Sat Sep 06, 05:33:00 AM EDT  

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