Monday, September 15, 2008

Democrats panic

My latest American Spectator column:
Panic seized many Democrats last week, as polls showed that the choice of Sarah Palin as running mate had not only energized Republicans but given John McCain a solid boost among independent voters.
Why the panic? After all, the latest poll trend could easily be dismissed as merely the typical post-convention "bounce" for the GOP. On Aug. 28, the final day of the Democratic convention in Denver, the Gallup daily tracking poll reported Barack Obama ahead by a whopping 8 points without generating any panic by Republicans. Why should Democrats freak out over a McCain bounce that peaked at 5 points Sept. 8-9?
Yet there they were, top Democratic sources -- some named, some anonymous -- confessing to reporters previously unspoken doubts about the strategic soundness of the Obama campaign.
Please read the whole thing.


  1. >Their failure to anticipate McCain's choice of Palin undermined Team Obama's carefully cultivated reputation for strategic genius.

    Speaking of genius, doesn't Hillary get points for realizing she should husband her resources for 2012, and let BHO take on JSM?

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  3. Sorry about that audio issue, Anonymous. It was a video by Think Progress, which they set to auto-play, that was causing the problem. Deleted the video. Problem solved.

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