The Reverse of Creepy and Why the Republicans Will Win in November ...
"PALIN POWER!" says one of the handmade signs the crowd's waving. I wonder if it's one of the handmade signs you see Republican party operatives blatantly handing out to delegates on the way in here..."You will recall that a while back I criticized the converse ill-advised visual strategy on the part of the Obama campaign.
My prediction? Barring some unforeseen event, McCain and Palin beat Obama and Biden this November. And it will not be real close either. Not a landslide, but a handy margin. Why? First, the Republicans are going to capture the "aw shucks," small town, populist types because, well, Sarah Palin is one of them. She gave a terrific speech tonight (putting aside issues of veracity and policy effectiveness and looking simply at style and delivery). Second, she will give all the white voters who 'are not ready to elect a black man president' (we can call them racists) a positive reason to vote Republican (we can call that a rationalization). Third, Obama and Biden will not fight back in the way they clearly will need to do. They are Democrats and the party has forgotten how to play politics. So, as my friend Susan just said, even if they want to fight back, the Democrats are not any good at it.