The Vice Presidential debate last night at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri did not turn out like a lot of critics had predicted and hoped. Gov. Sarah Palin talked directly to the camera and connected to the American people. People like you and me and our neighbors. McCain proved last night that the VP risk he took was worth it.
Both parties declare victory. The McCain camp is ecstatic. They finally let Palin be Palin. The Obama camp is most likely happy that Senator Joe Biden had no embarrassing gaffes. Palin proved from her debate performance that the edited interviews from ABC News and CBS News failed to show her intelligence on not only domestic issues like education and energy, but also her understanding of foreign policy issues like Iran and Pakistan.
I thought Sarah Palin looked presidential. I know she is running for Vice President, but she came across last night as a leader. I can’t understand all the naysayers who whine that she does not have experience. You know what? Neither does Senator Barack Obama. He has only had about 100 days experience in the Senate before he announced that he was going to run for President. Palin has been Governor of Alaska for about 2 years.
At times, Biden looked lost. Palin attacked and let the world know she is ready for Washington, D.C. and, as a result, raised her party’s ticket to a high level of respect.
Fantastic job Sarah!
Check out The Wall Street Journal opinion piece by Peggy Noonan about the debate.