Monday, October 20, 2008
McCain/Palin building momentum
What a difference three days make.
Friday morning, I was taping a segment of Inside Politics for NewsChannel 5 and the political landscape look very Obama-ish on the way to the White House. And stupid me said so for viewers to hear
Then several things happened.
First, I found out from a close friend that evening that his Maryland aunt, a lifelong Democrat, was undecided on how she would vote Nov. 4.
That was followed the next day by Saturday Night Live. And Gov. Sarah Palin was a knockout performance-wise and looks-wise. She made comedian Tina Fey look like her anorexic baby sister. Palin then took all the barbs aimed at her in good fun and came out the better for it image-wise. And she delivered the highest ratings to Saturday Night Live in 14 years.
Then came Sunday morning TV, and I watched how completely clueless a panel of so-called experts were on the anger and mistrust the American people are feeling toward those in power. Instead, most agreed that Colin Powell's endorsement would bring Obama closer to the presidency.
Au contraire. I believe it takes Obama further from it. Powell is just another big name who lied to the American people.
The race is tightening. And my prediction of a probable Obama landslide Friday does not sit well with me this morning. Nov. 4 may well go deep into Nov. 5 before we know a winner.
Fifteen days to an election from now is an eternity.