Strings of good luck can’t last forever. Â But this has one sure lasted a long time for McCain. Â Clues of the out-of-touchness of the national media only help the McCain camp, as they alienate Americans from the Establishment’s childless norms:
The Weekly Standard
From the New York Times:
In the press galleries at the convention, journalists wrinkled their noses in disgust when Piper, Ms. Palinâ€™s youngest daughter, was filmed kitty-licking her baby brotherâ€™s hair into place. But to many Americans â€” including some I talked to in the convention hall â€” that looked like family church on Sunday, evidence of good breeding and sibling regard.
Elsewhere McCain is at 48%+ on intrade, and has quite the lead against Obama.
A while back, people were calling McCain’s pick of Sarah Palin as VP a hail-mary pass. Â It wasn’t. Â It was a statue-of-liberty play. Â Much easier to execute than a statue-of-liberty, it requires only the cluelessness ot the opposition to work.
And Obama’s pick, in retrospect, is politically quite clueness. Â (If substantively sound for a Democrat).
A good analogy for Obama would be Oklahoma’s defense against Boise State. Â It should have worked. Â Most times, Â it would have.