Sunday, September 21, 2008

They don't think she can debate!

At the insistence of the McCain campaign, the Oct. 2 debate between the Republican nominee for vice president, Gov. Sarah Palin, and her Democratic rival, Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr., will have shorter question-and-answer segments than those for the presidential nominees, the advisers said. There will also be much less opportunity for free-wheeling, direct exchanges between the running mates.
See? Even her own teammates think she doesn't have the experience or the wherewithall to hold her own. Biden can be pretty tough and he's not afraid of a confrontation either.

McCain advisers said they were only somewhat concerned about Ms. Palin’s debating skills compared with those of Mr. Biden, who has served six terms in the Senate, or about his chances of tripping her up. Instead, they say, they wanted Ms. Palin to have opportunities to present Mr. McCain’s positions, rather than spending time talking about her experience or playing defense.
Only somewhat? Did they not see her interview with Charles Gibson? She was horrible! Of course Biden is going to be able to trip her up, even with the format currently in place. But seeing her flounder, get defensive, and make a "major misstep" is what her party needs to see. Of course they'll only blame Biden for coming on too strong, her being a weak woman and all that.


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