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Friday, October 03, 2008

What Did You Think of the Vice-Presidential Debate?

I thought that it was a hard-fought debate, with both Biden and Palin looking and sounding good. Biden didn't mess up, nor did Palin. While substantively on the issues, I think the debate was probably a draw, Palin's style and connection with the audience was better than Biden's. On the whole, I was pleasantly surprised to see Palin do so well considering the withering attacks she has suffered in the last few weeks.

I hope that Palin's performance can lay to rest the speculation that she should withdraw herself from the GOP ticket because she is inexperienced or young or whatever. I am flabbergasted that pundits who claim to have political expertise have floated this idea as a possibility to help McCain's campaign. I cannot think of a worse piece of advice. A Palin withdrawal would seal victory for Obama, while keeping Palin gives McCain a chance to win.

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