Gov. Sarah Palin can read a speech. She lost it at the end, missing words in a way that suggests she’ll have trouble in debates. And there was a Manchurian Candidate line about McCain in Hanoi that fell flat in the room. I would like very much to see this candidate thinking on her feet, in debate and interviews. I agree with my wife, who said Palin cemented the conservative core but won’t bring many undecided voters to the ticket.
I’d say it was “Quaylie” — the low expectations for Dan Quayle made his speech, which was focused on the attack as well, his high water mark.
But the long and short of it is that she delivered the same jingoistic far right stuff that is killing this country.