Required Reading: Palin Playing in Peoria
12:51 PM, Aug 30, 2008 • By DEAN BARNETT
Now I know why the left was so angry when John McCain selected Sarah Palin as his running mate (apart from the fact that they're always angry except for when Barack Obama is soothing them with sweet clichÃ©s): They knew Sarah Palin would play with the American public in a way that even eminent statesman Joe Biden (chortle) would not.
How'd yesterday's rollout go?
The Palin selection has also halted Team Barry's post Denver bounce. Yesterday, Obama led by four. Same thing today.
I guess the Nervous Nellies in the conservative press can now stop muttering about 1988 and blindly speculating about how Palin will play with the great unwashed. We now have some empirical data. The polls are nice, but still nicer is the cool $4.49 million that the McCain campaign raised yesterday. Anyone with memories of 1988 will know Dan Quayle's elevation didn't trigger quite the same reaction.