Hmm. This is very revealing.
A CBS reporter complains that the Obama campaign is somewhat chaotic, uncoordinated, not respectful, and the plane stinks?
Now, honestly, I don’t think 70 million people would tune in to see Joe Biden debate. He’s not the type of guy who would draw such a crowd. But Sarah however, she’s a different story. The Republican National Convention was just a warm up – only 40 million tuned in. The same number as Barack Obama’s speech. Now she commands an audience of 70 million – all thanks to Katie Couric and CBS. If they hadn’t butchered her interview so badly, not as many people would have tuned in to possibly see her stumble. So on Thursday night, she had what she wanted: an unfiltered view of Sarah Palin, her policies, and what she stands for. In front of 70 million!
Thanks Katie. It wouldn’t have happened without you.
In my personal opinion, nobody won the the debate yesterday. Each candidate had their own style of speaking and explaining the issues, and each one connected to the people who supported them. That’s fine. But personally, it was good to see the Baracuda untethered by Katie Couric up on stage. Sarah Palin knew she wasn’t going to win lots of points with the media, so she might as well target the general audience on TV. After all, who will vote in November? The media or the audience?
I like the fact that she is verbally nimble (if not more) than the political veteran she was standing next to. I tell you, if she can do that after 5 weeks of practicing and being coached, imaging what she can do with 4 years of experience under her belt (should McCain win and she would have to debate again in his re-election.) Hillary Clinton must feel threatened now that another star is rising much faster than she did.
My husband just showed me this video going around the email circuit. No fanfare, just a simple and very touching message. I pray for this man and all those who serve our country.
God bless them all.
Do people really think McCain expected to have a decent, cordial conversation about politics with the ladies from The View? Uh, no, I don’t think he was that naive.
He got pummeled by Barbara, Whoopi, and the others for having Sarah Palin on the ticket. Surprise, surprise! She has been the topic of their conversations ever since she was picked, and they have let it known they dislike her. Intensely. So when John McCain walked in, sat down with them, people were expecting a fight. And, my gosh, did they get one. But McCain strategically defended Palin as much as he could without sounding like an overbearing Republican. What he did was he let himself become a punching bag for some rude, angry, desperate women — for all the world to see. He provoked their fury, their rage, their insecurity and for what?
More votes, people. Lots more votes. The women who watch the view (stay-at-home mom’s especially) were probably shocked that morning that they have been watching some very insecure women all this time (although I’m sure a lot of them noticed that before hand). Insecurity and rudeness is not very becoming of any celebrity who want their viewers to vote for their choice candidate. If anything, it speaks ill of themselves and the people they support. If the ladies of The View want people to see that they seek to “represent” Obama, they’re making him look REALLY bad.
Now that’s was I call strategy. Kudos to McCain for having the foresight to use Barbara and Whoopi to further his campaign.