Thursday, September 04, 2008

Palin is firing up the base...the Democratic base

Less than 24 hours after her coming out screed in St. Paul, Sarah Palin has managed to unite the Democratic party almost as well as the Clintons did last week, and fire it up, almost as much as Obama.


Gloria Steinem, stalwart HRC supporter, writes a scathing editorial in the Los Angeles Times:
Palin: wrong woman, wrong message

Sarah Palin shares nothing but a chromosome with Hillary Clinton. She is Phyllis Schlafly, only younger.

Froma Harrop, to date no Barack fan she, follows suit:
Don't They Have Birth Control up in Alaska?


One tries to untangle McCain's political calculations. The Schiavo case, creationism and similar excesses appeal to a passionate but small slice of the electorate. They are one reason voters are booting Republicans out of power. So while some religious conservatives may be "energized" by the Palin pick, most everyone else is revolted.
Across the country, independents and undecideds of all stripes were negative towards Palin's speech.

But now, in the most concrete example of how the Democratic base has gotten fired up. The Obama campaign has raised over $8 million since Palin delivered her polemic.

So thanks for that Sarah, and keep up the good work!

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