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Palin and Biden Debate

To begin with a negative, Joe Biden started off with the glaringly false narrative the Democrats are all selling that says Bush administration deregulation caused the current financial crisis, when we know it was Democrats’ efforts to stop oversight of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac so those organizations could give more sub-prime loans to high risk, unqualified borrowers. And like McCain in the first debate, Palin left that whopper from Biden hang out there unrefuted. It’s always tough to rebut every point in an unending stream of spin, but the Republicans really need to do better. We know the DeMSM aren’t going to do their job at this point.

But over all, this was the Sarah Palin that conservatives were hoping would show up for tonight’s debate. She was confident, showed knowledge of the issues discussed, pointed out contrasts with the other ticket without coming off as mean or angry, and introduced her executive experience to the audience.

She was not perfect of course. She started to drift into the old talking points a few times (as did Joe Biden). But those points were the exception; she didn’t rely on talking points to get by. She answered the questions confidently, and used her time to make the points she wanted to make.

The McCain campaign had a lot riding on this debate. If Palin had failed tonight, that would have likely been crippling to the campaign. But that was not to be. She delivered. She went to-to-toe with a veteran Washington politician, and more than held here own. A very strong performance at a critical time. Finally, her closing statement was great, with unapologetic patriotism and a genuine concern for the future of the nation. Well done.

Malkin: Sarah Rocks!
Hewitt: Sarah 2.0: Wonderful
CNN: the transcript
Hot Air: Home Run
Jonah Goldberg: “a warm fog of deceitful gassbaggery

posted by: The Editors @ 8:04 pm October 2, 2008


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  2. “The Editors” need to raise their standards for Gov Palin. Senator Biden, the other participant left unrated in the post above, came acrossed as ready to lead the greatest nation if necessary. We Americans see right through the “American Idol” popularity contest supported by “The Editors”.

    Gov Palin did execute the plan, and did not speak from the heart or back up Senator McCain when challenged. She rotely stayed on message and even made up her own questions like a skillful politician. God forbid, something happens to Senator McCain. I do not want Gov Palin’s finger on the button.

    Osama Bin Laden is still at large. Thousands of my fellow American’s have died. Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi’s have perished. The war is projected to cost us tax payers $3 trillion with no Bin Laden to show for it.

    Eight years is enough. It was too generous.

    Comment by hi — October 2, 2008 @ 8:54 pm October 2, 2008

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  4. Thank you for bringing the truth about lending legislation to light. But you omitted certain central, shocking points. Including in those bills that lenders must make mortgage loans with zero down-payment is just wrong. And when you make it illegal to ask mortgage applicants to document their income – shocking.

    But the most outrageous was insisting that thousands of those loans be on half-million-dollar condos in Lauderdale, Miami and on the California coast, etc. Now, if one can buy a house with nothing down, and no proof that s/he even has a steady income, can trouble be far behind? If only we could have stopped the Democrats from placing those provisions into law! Seriously, this is beyond even what one would expect of the Democrats.

    Comment by Cliff — October 3, 2008 @ 4:39 am October 3, 2008

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