Did you watch the debate tonight? I watched part of it, not all of it. But I have to say that I was VERY surprised at how well Sarah Palin handled herself. I know this may not seem like a very political point, but one thing I really appreciated about her was the attitude that she brought to the debate. She was very positive and kind. Biden seemed uptight and angry. That really made it easier to watch and listen. One thing she did that had me almost applauding was that she corrected Biden when he referred once again to the Bush administration. Obama and Biden both, in each debate, kept referring to McCain/Palin as if they were the Bush administration. I kept wondering why McCain didn't call Obama on that. I was so happy when Sarah Palin corrected Biden and made the point that we should be looking at the future, not Bush's administration, and that McCain had disagreed with some of Bush's policies, as well as some of the Republican policies. I think this was one of the most important things that she said. I think overall she surprised many people.
I have to say that I'm getting a little tired of people talking about how McCain is going to die in office and Palin will take over. What makes them think he can't last another 4 years? Even though he has had health problems, I think he can hang in there. The media was talking about him as if he had already died, and were talking about "when" Palin took over, not "if".
It will be interesting to see how the vote goes. I do think that Palin really surprised everyone, and their favorability rating will go up measureabley now.