That is one reaction to Sarah Palin’s speech that I keep hearing from her critics while doing several hours of radio talk this morning. Now that I’ve seen some of the TV clips of her speech, I can see that she came across as harsher and more sarcastic on TV (especially with close-ups of some of her facial expressions) than she did in the screaming and cheering hall. Critics today are painting her as mean and extreme.
So far today she’s keeping up last night’s aggressive approach. She accused “Obama-Biden Democrats” of attacking her family — despite the fact that Obama explicitly said the family was off-limits. (A McCain spokesman could not come up with an example of the Obama campaign attacking her family. Her spokeswoman blamed Daily Kos and other blogs.)
So far the campaign seems to have decided she’s a better weapon for riling up — and raising money from — the partisans then for reaching out to middle-of-the-road voters.
Now they’re showing the soft-focus bio video that got cut last night because Rudy Giuliani had so much to say. I must say, Alaska looks gorgeous.