September 7, 2008

AND YOU THOUGHT HOPE FLOATED?:

Palin floats like a butterfly, stings like a bee (Willie Brown, September 7, 2008, SF Chronicle)

The Democrats are in trouble. Sarah Palin has totally changed the dynamics of this campaign.

Period.

Palin's speech to the GOP National Convention on Wednesday has set it up so that the Republicans are now on offense and Democrats are on defense. And we don't do well on defense.

Suddenly, Palin and John McCain are the mavericks and Barack Obama and Joe Biden are the status quo, in a year when you don't want to be seen as defending the status quo.

From taxes to oil drilling, Democrats are now going to have to start explaining their positions.

Whenever you start having to explain things, you're on defense.


Fortunately, the Obama campaign seems devoid of Willie Browns--people who understand electoral politics.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 7, 2008 11:22 AM
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