I couldn’t bear to watch Sarah Palin last night. I got through maybe 5 minutes, and decided that I’d watch television from people paid to write fiction as opposed to fiction from people who spout it as truth.
And what do I think of Palin? She spent the entire speech attacking Obama, but didn’t talk policy at all. Surprise, surprise – the Republicans don’t talk the issues. Here’s a woman that we’ve never heard anything about – who has no experience and they don’t go over her past, her experience, her story. No introduction to the people. Just shrill, shriller, and shrillest. Why – because she had nothing to say of value about herself or policy. Palin is worthless as a candidate because she is worthless as a President if that happens. If you listened to the Democrats last week, the attacks were all about his policy deficiencies – his support of George Bush; his lack of a plan for the economy; his temperament; this is what Democrats discussed. The Republicans? “Obama is all words”. “Obama is flashy”. Shrill and nasty attacks. Low and despicable. When you’re behind, misdirection is a good way to go. Make sure people don’t look at your failings by lying and creating false issues. They spent significant time attacking the media. Last I checked, CNN wasn’t running as a 3rd party candidate.
We knew this wasn’t going to be about issues when McCain hired a neophyte to be his running mate. Instead of getting a highly experienced running mate, he hired a better looking (not hard) Ann Coulter.
I don’t know if I’ll watch tonight. Conventions are for party members and the press, otherwise they’re useless.
This next 60 days can’t end fast enough for me.