Friday, October 03, 2008

He gets a vote, too

When you walk into your polling place sometime in the next 32 days, think about this. When you push that button or pull that lever for Obama, someone, somewhere, will be voting based on something like this, from NRO's Rich Lowry (h/t Daily Kos):
A very wise TV executive once told me that the key to TV is projecting through the screen. It's one of the keys to the success of, say, a Bill O'Reilly, who comes through the screen and grabs you by the throat. Palin too projects through the screen like crazy. I'm sure I'm not the only male in America who, when Palin dropped her first wink, sat up a little straighter on the couch and said, "Hey, I think she just winked at me." And her smile. By the end, when she clearly knew she was doing well, it was so sparkling it was almost mesmerizing. It sent little starbursts through the screen and ricocheting around the living rooms of America. This is a quality that can't be learned; it's either something you have or you don't, and man, she's got it.

1 comment:

Carlos said...

Rich Lowry is a right wing commentator. Just like Pat Buchanan. Pat was so gushy for this woman, it was embarassing to watch. A winger politician in her position combines a certain sex appeal and POWER (the right's #1 aphrodisiac) that guys like Lowry and Buchanan apparently find irresistible. I don't think it translates to a wider group. In fact, I've heard and read from other sources that the winking and the folksiness was a turnoff; not serious enough.