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cbertsch
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Stimulating the Circulation
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pissang From: pissang Date: August 30th, 2008 08:14 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Fortunately, I don't think your blog is distracting many undecided voters. I spent a lot of the day pondering and reading about our new potential VP also. Apparently the McCain campaign felt that the experience argument had diminishing returns. But as I watched Palin give her first stump speech, my gut told me she lacked gravitas, which is different and more ineffable than experience. Obama can overcome a "thin resume"--whatever that means--because he can silence a football stadium with his voice. Palin seems likable and she has an endearing biography, but her presence is not very commanding. I hope the rest of the country sees it my way.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: August 30th, 2008 06:55 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
What, you don't see this blog as a player in the political process?

:-)

I agree with you that she lacks Obama's gravitas. But I imagine that the McCain people are continuing to look for new ways to equate gravitas with celebrity and elitism. They're going to use the argument against Barack that the Democrats -- unsuccessfully -- and, before them, in 1976, the Republicans -- more or less successfully -- deployed against Ronald Reagan.
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