Electricity & Lust

Political Week

Posted in Politics by Sam Unsted on October 5, 2008

The big news of the week was the debate but really, the major news, is going to be the attack machine that now gets rolling after two, if not blockbuster then definitely marginal, wins for the Democrats in the debates.

Palin has got the ball rolling with some Weather Underground accusations for Obama.

More indirectly, McCain decided the biggest issue needs to become a non-issue.

That would likely prove a problem for American families.

But no wonder, Obama’s gaining ground because of economic unrest.

He’s going after McCain on healthcare.

He’s allegedly also looking to pre-empt the attacks with a new ad.

Hillary is also helping, saying McCain is a Bush ‘mimic’.

McCain is gaining fewer options as Obama takes a stand in major battlegrounds.


Debate comment

Christopher Caldwell at The Financial Times on his fears following the debate.

Frank Rich for The New York Times on the impact of Palin’s debate performance on McCain.

Peggy Noonan at The Wall Street Journal talks about the dangers of Palin’s appeal.

Rich Lowry, the editor of the National Review but writing for The New York Post, said Palin has recovered from the Couric debacle.

Maureen Dowd, also for The New York Times, on how Palin has made the case for elitism.

Joan Vennochi at The Boston Globe says the problem for Palin is a lack of seriousness.

Mark Penn, op-ed-ing for the NY Times, questions the substance of debating.

The Washington Times even-handedly praised both candidates.

Eric Alterman on The Guardian argues against ‘folksy charm’.

The Kansas City Star has nothing but praise for Biden.

Scott Maxwell at The Orlando Sentinel says Palin has cleared the hurdle.

Anne Applebaum on The Telegraph says Palin is unlikely to impact the election at all.

Daniel Finkelstein on The Times says Palin lost by not winning.

Bill Boyarsky at Truthdig says Palin survived but the performance was not good.


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  1. A-Dawg said, on October 6, 2008 at 3:36 am

    Wow, only a month away…I can’t believe I missed most of the debate, though from what I saw, I’d say they both did alright.

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