The Republican National Convention hit high gear last night thanks to Sarah Palin…we’ll see if that momentum can continue tonight.
To the news
I think we saw a bit of Governor Palin’s personality last night and why she got that nickname in High School. The attacks weren’t shrill…they were softened by Palin’s folksy delivery.
I am struck every time I hear her speak how many times she will phrase something that you know will resonate with Mothers and fathers across the country. I’m not sure how much that’s going to matter when people actually go to vote, but I know more than a few people who’ve said it makes them want to listen more.
We didn’t hear a lot of specifics about what she wants to do, but I think we got a sense that this is a woman with the potential to be a formidable candidate. We’ll see if she can live up to that over the next six weeks. I thought most of the coverage was fair. I thought the New York Times columnist that tore Palin apart was condescending and at times took cheap veiled swipes at the candidate. Stick to reviewing TV shows.
I’m not sure if anyone else is even paying attention but I almost fell out of my chair when Brian Williams announced the news that Hurricane Ike went from a Category 1 storm yesterday morning, to a category four storm by the end of the day. It may not be on anyone else’s radar screen but I’m just fascinated by stuff like this. I hadn’t seen any forecasts that had Ike growing that large, that fast. Forces of nature like this are amazing.
Anyone have any ideas for an encore to last year’s RVTV wake-up call? We used the band last at ISU last year and I don’t think the boys in Sports were all that happy. But it was goooood TV. The boys will be a moving target this year, starting in Ames, moving to Marshalltown and the square the next day. They’ll be in Oskaloosa Thursday then Friday in Iowa City. Feel free to schedule your appearance on RVTV at one of these locations.
Have a good day,