Originally posted by sos37
Then came Sarah Palin, which wasn't so much of a shakeup in itself, but the Democratic blasting and "no holds barred" attacking of her
family proved to what lows the Obama campaign would stoop to win. I think that in itself opened a lot of people's eyes, and the "Obama
spell" started to wear off.
emphasis added by dr_strangecraft
I'm not picking on you. I swear.
I think that the McCain team has done a masterful job of positioning themselves so that the gut reaction of Obama/Biden and the press looked
I think that many of the issues brought up by the media are legitimate issues. But like a good chess player, Rove *ahem* I mean the McCain team
thought a move ahead, and laid out Tar Baby-style traps for Obama and MSM to get stuck into.
I mean, her lack of long-term experience IS an issue. Maybe her personal flair can answer that question for you, maybe not. But it shouldn't be
out of bounds
I think her teenage daughter's pregnancy raises legitimate questions. Not that they would be discussed if Palin were a democrat; but questions that
any reasonable candidate would expect to have an answer for---which palin did masterfully, by the way. Almost like she'd been waiting for the media
Remember with me. Did the media EVER really discuss palin's daughter in a negative way? Or was it some obscure bloggers out there, made into a
straw man to represent the whole of the MSM and obama? Wasn't Obama the one who refrained
from discussing it? But he and the media (who
didn't discuss it either, until asked) got all the blame. Neat trick.
But think about a far less divisive issue with me: her small town and rural state experience. Those REALLY ARE legitimate questions. I mean, it's
not like she's the equivalent of the mayor of new york or the governor of california or texas or something.
But the media elite, and Obama's team, could be trusted to phrase their comments in ways that could be construed
to be condescending in the
right hands. And rove, er, the McCain Team, has construed the holy hell out of all liberal comments, basically turning Palin's candidacy into a
referendum on not only womanhood, but on small-town life, and the western states in general.
Amazing that Obama's democrats don't have any more experience at "framing" than that. They got framed, and Palin did the framing. you almost
have to stand still to let someone frame you that well.
Bill Clinton had people like Carrville and Stephanopoulos, and Deedee Myers, who would have seen those traps coming. They would have seen how a
question can be twisted into an ugly smear when it is spun right.
It quit being about Palin a week ago. Now it's about the Media's hatred of middle America. I think even I
could get elected, if I were
running against the media.