Palin Wows! – Tilly
September 4, 2008 2 Comments
Sarah Palin gave a outstanding speech at last night’s convention…read it here. Her presentation was exactly what it needed to be. She took control of the stage and looked Presidential. When she talked policy, she was sophisticated. When she attacked Barack Obama, she was down right hilarious. The speech excited conservatives, scared liberals, and showed the pundits who have been critical of her that John McCain knew exactly what he was doing when he picked her. I absolutely loved it and was bouncing off the walls by the time it was over. It was everything we as Republicans wanted. That glimmer of hope of winning is starting to grow. We actually do have a chance.
She had several one liners which were oh so good…you can bet people will be talking about them:
“I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a “community organizer,” except that you have actual responsibilities.”
“Here’s a little news flash for all those reporters and commentators: I’m not going to Washington to seek their good opinion – I’m going to Washington to serve the people of this country.”
My personal fav: “In politics, there are some candidates who use change to promote their careers. And then there are those, like John McCain, who use their careers to promote change.”
Of course we cannot be surprised that Obama’s response was “she is more of the same.” He is still trying to say McCain/Palin = Bush/Cheney. But the 37,000,000 Americans who watched last night (about 13,000,000 more than Biden) did not turn their tv off saying “Oh great, another Bush!” She was Sarah Palin, engaging and convincing. And you can be sure, McCain gets a substantial bounce in the polls after that performance.
Check this CBS Poll just out.