I was struck by the tone, the snide nostril flaring, the petty attacks. It was like the good old days with Rudy G in the race. Seems like America's Mayor tried to pass his weak flickering torch to the Gov. of Alaska.
Some are claiming she it hit out of the park, that middle America and the People Magazine voters will love her for that speech.
I think that the real hunger for positive plans and change in this country will win out and that most folks will see this speech as petty, mean and shallow-- to me she came off like a Petty Prom Queen.
Plus there are all the lies and easy to debunk bullshit in this speech.
UPDATE: from the Obama Campaign, I'd say they are on it...
Both Rudy Giuliani and Sarah Palin specifically mocked Barack's experience as a community organizer on the South Side of Chicago more than two decades ago, where he worked with people who had lost jobs and been left behind when the local steel plants closed.
Let's clarify something for them right now.
Community organizing is how ordinary people respond to out-of-touch politicians and their failed policies.
And it's no surprise that, after eight years of George Bush, millions of people have found that by coming together in their local communities they can change the course of history. That promise is what our campaign has been about from the beginning.
Throughout our history, ordinary people have made good on America's promise by organizing for change from the bottom up. Community organizing is the foundation of the civil rights movement, the women's suffrage movement, labor rights, and the 40-hour workweek. And it's happening today in church basements and community centers and living rooms across America.
Meanwhile, we still haven't gotten a single idea during the entire Republican convention about the economy and how to lift a middle class so harmed by the Bush-McCain policies.