Thursday, October 02, 2008

Palin on the Attack

It's time to roll the dice again for the McCain campaign. Therefor expect Sarah Palin to come out swinging. We will see the pitbull in lipstick tonight. She has nothing to lose, if she can look tough and nasty, she will make her base howl in delight and reenergize a following that is beginning to lag. If she crashes, so what, she already has crashed. There is literally nothing to lose for her.

Politico has this report on Palin's strategy tonight:

Sarah Palin plans to go on the attack in tonight’s debate, hitting Joe Biden for what she will call his foreign policy blunders and penchant for adopting liberal positions on taxes and other issues, according to campaign officials involved in prepping her for tonight’s showdown.

The Palin camp is projecting surprising self-confidence in the pre-debate hours, despite the vice presidential nominee’s uneven — and, at some points, peculiar — performances in recent television interviews, the officials say. Top advisers to John McCain privately say Palin’s recent CBS interview was a borderline disaster, especially since it played out in several segments over several days. Tonight will be different, they say.

“This is going to finally put her back into a position where we see her like we saw her the first couple weeks,” a McCain official said. “She was herself. She was authentic, and people related to that. ... Tonight, she’ll get into a rhythm. You’re going to see her in a way that you haven’t seen her yet.”

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