The recent attacks on Barack Obama and Sarah Palin show a fundamental ignorance of how America works. The bottom line is that once Americans decide that they like someone, they don’t like to change their mind.
America decided that it liked Ronald Reagan, and no amount of liberal teeth-gnashing could dent Ronnie’s Teflon popularity.
America decided that it liked Bill Clinton, and even an unseemly sex scandal failed to derail his popularity.
America likes Barack Obama. Even the Republicans have a hard time working up too much enthusiasm for attacking him, though they’re getting up a pretty good head of steam.
What’s intriguing is that America seems to like Sarah Palin. It’s only known her a week, but so far, it likes what it sees.
If I were advising the campaigns, I’d avoid personal attacks on either of these two likeable candidates.
Sigh, it’s enough to make a political junkie pine for the Hillary Clinton/Rudy Giuliani race that might have been. Now THAT would have been something to see.