Thursday, October 2, 2008

Biden buffoon, Palin sailin'

OK, so here we go. Palin vs Biden. Ding! Ding!

The last week has been abuzz about the "most anticipate debate" of this campaign. But was it? What I observed about this debate is what we already knew: Biden is a quick thinker and an eloquent speaker with a long (35 years in the Senate? does he even know what a real job is? public defender doesn’t count) history in the Senate. I would bet that if someone with a law degree and 35 years of public service, with countless press conferences, that one SHOULD be a good public speaker. So what else did he say, or not say? I can summarize it in 3 simple words; blah, blah, blah. Long-winded, Bush bashing rhetoric. I will give Biden 8 points for having a deep understanding of world affairs (unlike Obama - who has strictly superficial understanding) but take away 3 points for having a highly skewed perspective. Judges score: 5

Palin, on the other hand, stood her ground, talked directly to the camera (aka US - the voters) and showed that she truly understands our ( US ) situation. She may not have experience in DC, but what is wrong with that? I think everyone can agree that when you stare at a problem long enough, eventually a fresh set of eyes is needed to see clearly. And THAT is what Palin does. I give her a solid 5 for her speaking ability, poise and moxy. But, I give her 3 additional points for going toe-to-toe with a formidable opponent that did not get a TKO. I think it is important to understand that by her standing tall and holding her own is a character trait that is needed for someone running for VP.
Judges score: 8

Winner: Palin

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