Monday, November 03, 2008

Palin's promises

I suppose it's a moot point now but it's striking how Palin built and maintained her popularity despite her obvious ignorance, outright lies and broken promises. She tells her fans that McCain will balance the budget by the end of the first term. Even Douglas Holtz-Eakin admits it can't be done. She falsely claims Obama's economic plan will destroy thousands of jobs, citing the Heritage Foundation as a neutral think tank. She promised to release her medical records prior to Election Day. Not going to happen.

Of course, none of that will sway her true believers. Not much can crack the deep denial lodged in the brains of that crowd but this may make a little bit of difference.

Perhaps it won't affect the hardcore extremists that gleefully chant their hate at the rallies but one can hope that the less rabid of the anti-Obama crowd might connect the dots and at least suffer a moment's pause before casting their ballots.

[More posts daily at The Newshoggers and The Detroit News.]

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