LAST night was a big, big win for Sarah Palin.
She showed originality, charisma and sass – a style that is refreshing and different in our politics. She didn’t just win the vice-presidential debate, she showed that she belongs with Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton as among the best communicators of our modern political times.
The Alaska governor did a wonderful job of displaying her experience and justifying her candidacy in terms of her expertise on energy issues. It’s now far harder to dismiss her as an unqualified flake.
More, she connected in a way that few politicians do: She speaks for us.
Palin did a lot to help McCain last night – illustrated the best about him. But she did more to help herself – vaulting to a leading role among women in American politics. Her authenticity and unique style will be with us for years to come.
Last night’s Palin victory will have an immediate impact on the presidential race – arresting McCain’s fall and slowing Obama’s surge.
The only question is whether it will be enough to reverse Obama’s gains of the past week. It might go a long way in that direction.
You know, in the not-so-distant past, guys like Morris at least tried to sound credible while defending the indefensible. Now, much like the McCain campaign, it’s like they’re not even trying. This reads like a piece from The Onion.
But has Morris ever been right about anything?