Sunday, October 5, 2008

Biden V Palin- SNL, Polls & News Analysis




Queen Latifah as Gwen Ifil, Tina Fey as Sarah Palin and Jason Sudeikis as Joe Biden.

You know it's getting to where, I hardly need to write a blog anymore.

Thanks SNL

"For her part, GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin – speaking with the programmed cadence of a GPS navigation system — used forced folksiness to deliver crammed material in the manner of a high schooler looking to score a good grade on a Spanish test. The kid may escape with a B-minus, but he wouldn't be able to order a cup of coffee in Spain a week later." --Douglas Burns, Iowa Independent

More feedback on the debate below.



Despite all the tv punditry gibber-gabbing about a tied debate or even a Sarah Palin "win," (Peggy Noonan I'm looking in your general direction; your honest off-air gaffes beat your blatant schilling any day), polls and many newspaper reviews told a different story.

Compiled from blogs as diverse as Daily Kos to Think Progress:

Polls Biden Palin Undecided

CNN/Opinion Research- Biden 51% Palin 36%
CBS Biden 46% Palin 21%
Fox Biden 61% Palin 39%
Survey USA Biden 51% Palin 32% Undecided 17%
MediaCurves (Independent Voters) Biden 67% Palin 33%
Rasmussen Biden 45% Palin 37%

More results from MediaCurves.

"For her part, GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin – speaking with the programmed cadence of a GPS navigation system — used forced folksiness to deliver crammed material in the manner of a high schooler looking to score a good grade on a Spanish test. The kid may escape with a B-minus, but he wouldn't be able to order a cup of coffee in Spain a week later." --Douglas Burns, Iowa Independent

"But Ms. Palin never really got beyond her talking points in 90 minutes, mostly repeating clich├ęs and tired attack lines and energetically refusing to answer far too many questions.

Senator Biden did well, avoiding one of his own infamous gaffes, while showing a clear grasp of the big picture and the details. He left Ms. Palin way behind on most issues, especially foreign policy and national security, where she just seemed lost. It was in those moments that her lack of experience — two terms as mayor of a tiny Anchorage suburb and less than two years as governor — was most painfully evident."- New York Times

"She hailed Israel as an important ally, but didn't get much beyond calling for a two-state solution with Palestine. She called for cutting taxes to create jobs, but failed to counter Biden's outlining Obama's tax cuts for the middle class.Bottom line: Palin's biggest task is convincing undecided voters that she could lead should she have to, and it's hard to see whether her performance, as clean as it was, held enough substance to sway them." - Denver Post

"To the contrary, it is hard to count any objective measures by which Biden did not clearly win the encounter. She looked like she trying to get people to take her seriously. He looked like he was running for vice president. His answers were more responsive to the questions, far more detailed and less rhetorical.

On at least ten occasions, Palin gave answers that were nonspecific, completely generic, pivoted away from the question at hand, or simply ignored it: on global warming, an Iraq exit strategy, Iran and Pakistan, Iranian diplomacy, Israel-Palestine (and a follow-up), the nuclear trigger, interventionism, Cheney's vice presidency and her own greatest weakness."-- Politico

"You can say this about Sarah Palin: She did better debating Joe Biden than she did being interviewed by Katie Couric.
But that sets the bar very low indeed. So let's pay Palin the respect of treating her exactly as a male candidate would be treated. And that means saying this: She was simply nowhere near as good as Joe Biden."-- Boston Globe




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