Biden looked like the boring stooge he is
By Chris Ingram
Just a few quick thoughts on tonight’s debate between Sarah Palin and Joe Biden.
But first, full disclosure: I’m a Republican, I like John McCain, and I like Sarah Palin more every time I see her unfiltered by the media.
That said, I’m no mouthpiece for the McCain campaign or the RNC. I prefer to take on the “leaders” of my party and tell them they’re full of crap when that’s what I think. This attitude hasn’t endeared me with a lot of party leaders or my peers who prefer to stick their noses up said party boss’s rear-ends. My point is I’m not speaking for the RNC here when I praise Palin.
In my opinion Sarah Palin won this debate. It wasn’t a knock-out punch that won it for her, more of a technical win. But a win is a win. And she won. Hands down. No ifs ands or buts.
Palin was intelligent, charming, attractive, thoughtful, honest, normal (in an everyday person sense), and very personable.
Joe Biden was, well, Joe Biden. He looked like someone who has been in the U.S. Senate for 35 years. Oh wait, he has been in the U.S. Senate for 35 years. To me, that means he’s been part of the PROBLEM for 35 years, not part of the SOLUTION. And did anyone else catch him saying he’s been in the U.S. Senate for 35 years and that he “hasn’t changed a bit.” This from the Number Two on a ticket running on some bumper sticker slogan for change. Go figure.
Joe Biden looked like a corpse. Seriously, he looked so old I thought the moderator should have checked his pulse, given him a dose of Metamucil, and told him not to buy any green bananas. He really looked tired. And he looked like a career politician looking to secure his place in the history books, not someone who really believed in any kind of change. I mean come on; if he had spoken anymore like a Washington bureaucrat I would have thought he was a six term United States Senator.
Sarah Palin on the other hand looked like she cared. She spoke like she understood. She addressed things that mattered to her, not the media elite or the Washington establishment. How I wonder, can she be criticized for that? These are after all the people who got our country into the stinking mess that we are currently in. No thanks Joe. I’ll take fresh Sarah and the original maverick over your Washington bureaucrat talk and the smooth language of Senator Obama whose greatest claim heretofore was being a “community organizer” whatever the hell that is.
A fresh voice with a maverick attitude and real world practical experience as a mom, a PTO president, and a governor; I think that’s what we need in a vice president, not another career politician.
Chris Ingram is the president and founder of 411 Communications a corporate and political communications firm, and publisher of http://www.IrreverentView.com. Ingram is a frequent pundit on Fox News and CNN, and has written opinion columns for the Washington Times, UPI, Front Page Florida, and National Review online. E-mail him at: Chris@411Communications.net.