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Palin and the Democrats’ Gender Dilemna

Wednesday night at RNC08 was an exciting high drama affair that must have given nearly the entire Republican party that old Chris Matthews tingly leg feeling. (Dear Chris, did you get another one though this time out of fear?)

Rudy Giuliani was at his attack-dog best. With both biting humor and the occasional flick of a rapier, Rudy set the stage well for the main event, the (will she or won’t she crash and burn) speech of Governor Sarah Palin.

She delivered the goods so well that even some of the fiercest “in the tank” media looked sick with shock. Governor Palin is the real deal and just might, just might turn the race on it’s ear.

That she can give as good as she gets is now known. But there’s more to winning than being able to take a punch. Does she have, does the party have, the strategy to vanquish the Obama (the messiah)/Biden (the insider) ticket?

Appropriately this quote about Senator Obama came from Governor Palin but it was part of the theme of other speakers most notably Mayor Giuliani.

“This is a man who can give an entire speech about the wars America is fighting and never use the word ‘victory’ except when he’s talking about his own campaign,” she said. “But when the cloud of rhetoric has passed, when the roar of the crowd fades away, when the stadium lights go out, and those Styrofoam Greek columns are hauled back to some studio lot — what exactly is our opponent’s plan? What does he actually seek to accomplish, after he’s done turning back the waters and healing the planet?”

So now the Republicans have a strategy and a lead attack-dog in Governor Palin flanked by Mayor Giuliani and others.

That the Obama/Biden campaign has a tough road ahead is patent. But what is unclear so far is how they can take up arms against a woman like Governor Palin without looking like misogynistic wife-beaters. Nicolas Sarkozy managed to pull it off against Socialist Ségolène Royal but that was in France and against an opponent who lacked acquaintance with hunter instincts.

Really. What’s a man to do?

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3 thoughts on “Palin and the Democrats’ Gender Dilemna

  1. Right on!!! I am so sick and tired of hearing Obama folks trash this mother and woman. They are going to get a rude awakening from suburban working moms, hockey/soccer moms, rural areas and blue collar all around. I was a Hillary supporter and now a Palin supporter. The Dems, Palousi and Dean missed the boat entirely. Just because you nominate a black man does not equate to being qualified to be president. Hillary was by far the most qualified candidate. Since they trashed her and used the worse tactics ever — claiming not to trash her to her face while coaching their supporters to trash her and call them racist behind their back was truly ugly!!! As Palin so well noted in her speech “We tend to prefer candidates who don’t talk about us one way in Scranton and another way in San Francisco.” Namely trashing rural people for believing in guns and religion will blow up in their face!!!. I can’t wait to watch the Deaneacs and Obama freaks go down — Big time…

    Heidi

  2. As it has always been, NOW, NAACP and other liberal organizations only will support their own (women and blacks) when they are supported by them. If the these women and blacks have a different point of view, well then they’re not real women or they’re not black enough. These liberal organizations routinely want it both ways. They want to tout the successes and advancements of these two group with their supposed indespenable help, yet these groups individuals must possess a liberal point of view. I just wished that those who support such organizations would wake up and see them for what they truely are – enemies of true and open discourse of ideas in a free society. And allowing those ideas to either take hold or be dismissed by the people of this country. Let Palin stand or fall based on her own record and merit and not by the assaults of the psuedo-journalists and political hacks!

  3. Thanks for your comments. It seems both parties have been off the rails and need to find a better course for their supporters and in the advancement of their beliefs and principles. Inclusion rather than exclusion might be a promising place to start.

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