A View From Middle England - Conservative with a slight libertarian touch - For Christian charity and traditional belief - Free Enterprise NOT Covert Corporatism

Friday, October 03, 2008

"Can I call you Joe?"

The vice-presidential debate appears to have struck the right notes all round. It seems the main purpose of these debates is for the candidates not to make any gaffs. It's OK to speak prepared stuff, so long as you don't fluff your lines. Sarah Palin acquitted herself quite well. She was assured and spoke in reasoned tones. She still hasn't got any proper answer about leaving Iraq. Roughly translated, she just says, "How long is a piece of string?". Joe Biden also came across OK. No sexist jokes or superior putdowns. He was a good supporting act for Barack Obama.

So it doesn't really lead us anywhere, except to say that Palin didn't help to implode McCain's campaign, as some pundits were predicting, or secretly hoping for.


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