This is a bit tiresome. Did I not just thrash this guy in comments to The Hyacinth Girl over his hapless remarks on Sarah Palin? In answer, "Yes, I did." Well, it didn't take long for him to be speaking nonsense again, as we can see from his in-depth analysis on Game Change by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, their new book which reviews the 2008 Presidential campaign. For insight the authors looked to Steve Schmidt, one of the chief dolts that directed history's most incoherent and unimaginative campaigns.
"Correspondent Anderson Cooper interviewed Steve Schmidt, top strategist on the McCain-Palin campaign, who said a campaign aide preparing her for the debate with Joe Biden “told us the debate was going to be a debacle of historic and epic proportions.”
No, Steve, that would be the campaign you ran that was a debacle of historic and epic proportions.
And what does the hapless Mr. Schmidt have to offer on the only aspect of the campaign that had any life or passion, that verbalized the advancement of conservative principles? What did he say about the only attractive element of the McCain campaign, that was able to reach out to the general public and generate enthusiasm and excitement?
“She was not focused ... not engaged,” Schmidt told Cooper. “She was not really participating in the prep.” Schmidt confronted Palin and, he said, “She said, ‘You know, I think that's right.’”
Really? If we are to take the quote at face value I would say Ms. Palin is an artist in biting sarcasm. Let me get this straight: you all were on the ball, but that Sarah Palin, she blew everything for you guys?! Right.
Sarah Palin's debate performance was solid. She never advanced a falsehood, and she presented her core principles fairly and accurately. We got who she was and what she stood for.
Joe Biden provided stark contrast as the lying career politician scumball windbag (am I repeating myself?), whose penchant for just making stuff up was never more prominently displayed than during the Vice Presidential debate. Joe Biden made false statement after false statement, none of which did the media subsequently call him on, dismissing it all with "That's just Joe being Joe" Well, yes, we know that is Joe being Joe. That's what we want less of in government.
Biden's series of baseless and ill informed answers left himself wide open to ridicule, providing the perfect opportunity to undermine the Dems attempt to portray their guys as knowledgeable and experienced. Did you and the boys manage to drive any of that home, Steve?
Thanks for the insights, Mike, but when you go about trying to access what happened in the last campaign, don't put too much weight on the opinions of the asshole who engineered the loss.