Thursday, September 04, 2008

Did Independents Buy Palin's Speech

If this Detroit Free Press focus group is at all accurate, not even close. Palin seriously turned off independents last night with her biting, sarcastic, and at times frankly vicious speech. Did the speech rally the base? Of course, and quite effectively at that. But it is hard for me to believe that rallying the base will be sufficient for the GOP this cycle.

1 comment:

Jake Liscow said...

If the goal of the speech was to rally the base and tell people that are already voting for McCain why Obama is terrifying to them, then it accomplished that goal. But the news that independents didn't buy it is not surprising in the least. I'd be surprised if any true independent was swayed by Palin's violent speech.