by chubbar, Fri Sep 26, 2008 at 09:46:25 AM EDT
Here's the thing. Bush was obviously an idiot, but he had a way of coming across as an average guy and therefore, attacking him usually did not work well. Furthermore, he was enough of a politician that he could roll with the punches. What strikes me about Palin is she really can't. She can't answer the most softball questions without getting defensive and flaring her nose like the popular girl at school getting hit with a spitball.
Maybe it's because we are so used to seeing seasoned politicians, but it's striking to me how poorly she comes across. I actually feel bad for her, because, intellectually, she just isn't up for the challenge.
I don't think Biden will even need to attack her to win. I think all he has to do is sit back and project competence and she will dig her own grave vis a vis her inability to respond in a coherent manner to any question.
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