Palin: Did she just lose them the election?
by TruthMatters, Wed Sep 03, 2008 at 09:21:16 PM EDT
now now before you troll me here me out, I know things can change and I ensure you they will have to try and rebrand her again. But as it is right now she just lost them the election.
First they lead into her with Romney and Rudy, basically putting the country on notice, We Are Republicans And We Mean Business.
They GOP is basically telling us now, that the culture wars are back and they mean it.
Then they go into the prime time hour, the thing millions of American's are going to see, is nothing but Rudy and Palin non-stop attacking democrats and anyone who is NOT a Republican.
And Rudy really screwed it up, because he ran long and they didn't play her video. Her Video was suppose to make America fall in love with her, anyone remember, Michelle's, Hillary's, Joes, and Obama's from last week? They NEEDED that video tonight to introduce her, espeically if this was how she was going to come out. She gave no substance, nothing but attacks, she showed us she was a hard right Republican, and she means business.
Now her base loved it. she is getting rave reviews from the right. This from redstate.com says it all "Sarah Palin. An Amazing, Historic, Epic Win." but here is the problem. In their sheer hubris is all I can say, they seem to think that they are still the majority in this country. What they are ignoring is they are turning off every non-republican in this country. Since the convention and Sarah's introduction, Obama has taken the lead in independents and increased his Democratic numbers.
The GOP has seem to have forgotten that Sarah was suppose to reach out to independents and the frustrated Hillary supporters, because there aren't enough GOP voters anymore their party numbers are down. but instead they are now stuck with the 2004 strategy of excite the base and get out to vote.
But this is not 2004. This time Democrats are the better organized ones, and its well known McCain's ground game in states is actually pretty lacking. And there are now more Democrats then Republicans, and with Independents now turned off by the hard right turn of the ticket, where are they going to get enough base voters?
Gov. Palin excites the base, indeed, but in doing so she is turning off Independents, and uniting the Democrats, and if we outnumber them and have the better ground game, and McCain is now picking a fight with the media...
Did Palin just cost McCain this election?
but that's just my opinion, whats yours?
Update [2008-9-4 2:36:25 by TruthMatters]::
There was a focus group done right after it here some key parts http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/09/04/female-clinton-supporters_n_123794.html
In the "married" group, when one attendee kicked off the discussion by saying "she's a good speaker, and a crowd pleaser," the rest of the room articulated their agreement. "I didn't expect to be as impressed as I was," said another respondent. But then another woman added: "Once she started mudslinging, I thought, it's the same old crap as other politicians. McCain used her to get the women's vote. And she's using McCain."
"Thank you," another woman responded. "That really upset me; there was no need for that. It was snippy."
The unmarried group also voiced similar objections to the harsh, partisan edge of Palin's remarks. "I'm not impressed with her at all as a person," one said, citing her "finger pointing" and general sarcasm after the group had generally agreed that she was a talented public speaker.
Still not all focus group members thought Palin came off too harsh. "She didn't seem very aggressive to me at all," said one unmarried participant.
But in both groups, narrow majorities said they held a more negative view of Palin after her speech. "She comes off pretty cutthroat," said one.
exactly in the end she comes off as a Republican, and when the country is tired of them, how is this a good thing?