by Jerome Armstrong, Wed Sep 03, 2008 at 09:30:51 PM EDT
I'm really sorry that I just didn't stay home to blog the DNCC. I had a laptop w/o a ethernet connection and wound up just soaking up all the speeches with good seats in the Denver hall, with no ability to blog... then the walk time from the hall to the wireless... it just made for wanting to watch the convention in the hall, party till 2 am, and then sleep some in-between (the Ramada had a nice outside pool too).
For the GOP, I watched the TV speeches tonight in full, and have just one word.
We have met someone that we will be doing battle against for a decade or more. Seriously. I've never seen a woman, or a man for that matter, speak that way, prime time, national, convention, live, ever. She blows away Hillary Clinton. Sorry, but that's what it is. Palin's deft speaking style is like watching visceral connective tissue being torn-- with a child in arms [understand that the Clinton comparison is within the context of contra Obama].
OK, so my guess. Come November, and Obama's glorious victory, Palin is who they pronounce as the '12 nominee against Obama. Either that, or Palin is Prez after McCain croaks on a pretzel from 2 years of the WH.
Palin captured the GOP's heart and flag tonight. She hit it 456 ft into deep right field, and way friggin outside the park.
Romney? Huckabee? Giuliani? Amateurs all. Nada comparison (I can't believe I even put Whitman in Palin's league). Anyone that thinks McCain could have chosen better than Palin, among the GOP ranks, is on drugs. Talk about a cultural war that's on again!
Also, "Drill baby Drill!" wtf is that?
Update [2008-9-4 1:31:30 by Jerome Armstrong]:Joe Klein as an off-the-kuff blogger is sooo lacking, but on reflection, gets it better: