I missed a large portion of the debate tonight, I was helping co host, a very timely show on mortgages and home buying on SpouseBuzz Talk Radio.
So I caught the last 30 minutes of the debate.
I was waiting for Biden to Gaffe, because HE ALWAYS does, but someone must have cut him off at scotch #3.
First off, I was not thrilled with Palin's public appearances this week. The Couric interviews just were horrible. they were, and I think Palin came off very unpolished. OK half of the reason I like her, is because she is unpolished, but the magazine question, could have been handled better by my 6 year old. I am not sure what she was thinking. I am hoping she was thrown off by Couric running behind her nipping at her heels all day. Frankly, I would stand Miss Couric for about 3 minutes before putting her in a head lock. the McCain/Palin interview with Couric was equally as strange. I felt as though McCain came off as a Father figure defending his daughter....I am not sure why, but I kept waiting for Palin to take verbal swings at Couric, she did not.
And now I am living in Nebraska, which should be a red state, but it will not be. Based on the Agrarian dependent economy which is largly based on the depndence of subsadies, ethanol based, and railroad(union)..it is a toss really. I mean after all Chuck Hagel is ours....(shaking head)
So it will be interesting to see what the pundits say in the morning. I think folks have made up their minds already.
And in a country that is known for its marketing, team Obama might have beat McCain on this. The Obama t-shirts, bumper stickers, and campaign signs continue. It amazes me, but I see them in mass. It is frightening to me, that a picture with the words Hope scrawled under it, could work how it has. For a candidate to win based on marketing based on the similarities with socialist or communist propaganda.
But then again, one does not have to look far, to see how this was successful.
The best place to see how marketing works, is that ridiculous check out lane at the grocery store. the tiny books with your astrology crap printed in them, The Enquirer, a candy bar.....just in case.
I would like to think Palin's final remarks would have struck a chord with Americans.
I like being able to answer these tough questions without the filter, even, of the mainstream media kind of telling viewers what they've just heard. I'd rather be able to just speak to the American people like we just did.
And it's so important that the American people know of the choices that they have on November 4th.
I want to assure you that John McCain and I, we're going to fight for America. We're going to fight for the middle-class, average, everyday American family like mine.
I've been there. I know what the hurts are. I know what the challenges are. And, thank God, I know what the joys are, too, of living in America. We are so blessed. And I've always been proud to be an American. And so has John McCain.
We have to fight for our freedoms, also, economic and our national security freedoms.
It was Ronald Reagan who said that freedom is always just one generation away from extinction. We don't pass it to our children in the bloodstream; we have to fight for it and protect it, and then hand it to them so that they shall do the same, or we're going to find ourselves spending our sunset years telling our children and our children's children about a time in America, back in the day, when men and women were free.
We will fight for it, and there is only one man in this race who has really ever fought for you, and that's Sen. John McCain.
But for some reason, I don't know if the message is being heard.
I imagine if Biden and Palin were on Dancing With The Stars, America might have tuned in.
So tonight we learned that Biden and Palin LOVE ISREAL, (I wonder if anyone told Biden that
Obama's Trinity Church actually plays host to Palestinian Terror groups) . We also learned that Biden and Palin LOVE the middle class. While biden touted being from a steel town, I was hoping Sarah Palin, would come back with a simple..."My husband the steel worker". and lets not forget the current mortgage crises/bail out/ lack of personal financial responsibility situation going on. While Palin did speak of people taking responsibility, and learning from the current situation, Biden pointed fingers at the Bush administration. Which is curious, particularly since .....
CountryWide, had a relationship with ACORN, which specialized in subprime lending...
The revisions also allowed for the first time the securitization of CRA-regulated loans containing subprime mortgages. The changes came as radical "housing rights" groups led by ACORN lobbied for such loans. ACORN at the time was represented by a young public-interest lawyer in Chicago by the name of Barack Obama.
Frankly, it seems so strange to me, that I live in a time where SO MUCH information is available for Americans to read, but no one is reading it.
I am headed to bed, maybe I will feel better in the morning...
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