Hurricane Sarah Shakes Up the Race

Hurricane Gustav wiped out day one of the Republican convention on Monday. But Hurricane Sarah delivered a body blow to Barack Obama and Joe Biden Wednesday night that more than made up for it.  Gustav turned out to be overrated, though reporters on the scene still got very wet and breathless describing the storm.  Hurricane Sarah, however, proved to be severely underrated. Gov. Palin reached a TV audience of 37 million. This is only one million fewer than Barack Obama drew for his presidential acceptance speech extravaganza. Considering that the Palin speech was  on only 6 networks, whereas Obama had 10 networks covering Invesco Field, Governor Palin proved herself an equal draw, and rewarded the audience with a speech full of memorable lines. Does anyone remember a single line from Invesco?The sorting out of how her addition to the ticket and her superb performance Wednesday night will change the dynamics of the race will take a few days, but here is my sense of...(Read Full Article)