I must say I’m glad I initially had the wrong information about who John McCain’s running mate would be. Sarah Palin was the best pick. What’s everyone else saying? Well, it’s rare to see such unanimous sentiment asserted. Here goes:
- Steven, the New Conservative, who long has been championing Palin to be McCain’s running mate, now says her selection was a “bad idea” … for the Left
- Michael at Best Destiny says it’s brilliant political Jiu-Jitsu
- Bob Agard calls the selection of the Alaska Governor “sheer brilliance”
- Jim at Thinking Right says “Outstanding!”
- Kenneth Davenport, writing at Backbone America, asserts that the choice is “a political masterstroke”
- Rocky Mountain Right calls Sarah Palin “an excellent choice”
- The Denver Post‘s David Harsanyi writes: “Palin is the most libertarian Republican thatâ€™s been on a major ticket for a long time. This ideological storyline should appeal to many Western voters.”
- Andrew Boucher really likes this aspect of Palin’s story: “For me, the biggest selling point is that she went after her own party when she saw that they were corrupt.”
- Face The State interviewed several GOP Convention delegates from Colorado, who used words like “brilliant” and “awesome” to applaud the addition of Sarah Palin to the ticket
Meanwhile, the Dead Governors desperately go deep into the attack arsenal, only to demonstrate how partisan and out-of-touch they are. Also posting a diary on their site, my liberal friend David Thielen breaks down Sarah Palin’s big speech yesterday. He’s apparently still suffering from a serious case of jealous, Joe Biden-induced heartburn.
But two different Colorado center-right bloggers put up strong defenses against the initial silly assaults from the Left:
- The Daily Blogster explains why the attacks on Sarah Palin are likely to backfire
- A watcher picks apart the predictable hypocrisy of the Democrats in attacking Sarah Palin’s “inexperience”
Now is the time to take some of that energy brought by the Palin selection and donate something to the campaign. Hey, did Barack Obama make some sort of big speech this week?