Sunday, August 31, 2008

Noonan on Obama's Speech

Peggy Noonan, former speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan, on her reaction to Sen. Barack Obama's speech.

In short: muted but powerful; defining his campaign as serious and worthy of examination; hefty. However, she believes it allows Republicans an opening; the opportunity to use wit and humor against him.

It would be interesting to see how likely that prediction holds up following the announcement of Gov. Sarah Palin as Sen. John McCain's VP pick. 

A week or two under the hot lights of a media that might think it had one pulled over on it are likely to drive the humor from their bodies, especially those unaccustomed to its ways.

(Via War and Piece)

- Murphy

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