I had the TV on while getting some work done tonight, and came away with a few impressions:
1. If you volunteer to help people less fortunate than yourself, you’ll be mocked as a “community organizer.”
2. This will come from a woman who worships a “community organizer” named Jesus.
3. It’s apparently possible to keep getting elected to higher and higher offices without ever doing anything along the way. George W Bush will not be mentioned as the perfect example of this.
4. Having 1% of the votes on a $2,700,000,000,000 budget means less than being the mayor of a small town in Alaska.
5. You can say really divisive things that divide rather than unite America as long as you look and sound good. (Exhibit A: Palin v Giuliani)
6. You can spend time telling America about your family, including leveraging your son’s service and daughter’s pregnancy to score points, while at the same time declaring that your family is off limits for the press.
7. Why use logic to justify drilling for oil in national wildlife refuges when you can use emotion?
8. Palin does not seem to like getting to physically close to John McCain. I’m not sure what it is about him that repulses her.
9. Being a great speaker does not, alone, make someone a great person or a great leader.
10. Mike Huckabee was the most authentic speaker tonight. He seems to really believe the words that come out of his mouth. I don’t happen to agree with most of those words, but I can respect him for being true to himself.