September 3rd, 2008
11:09 PM ET
6 years ago

Schneider: Palin taking a risky road on the experience issue

ST PAUL (CNN) –- Palin is giving an effective speech –- if a very long one - that puts her family life on the table.

She seems very comfortable on stage, as she becomes the latest speaker of the night to take a swipe at Michelle Obama.

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Her experience on the energy issue is very valuable in this campaign – it’s an issue on which she can speak with some authority, and holds a lot of appeal for voters this cycle.

But she’s going out on a limb here – it’s a little risky for her to go after Obama on experience, as she’s doing right now.

soundoff (59 Responses)
  1. Tony

    She introduced her family, but she did not mention the fact about her daughter expecting and didn't even mention her future son-in-law. Simply amazing.

    September 3, 2008 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  2. Frank in Pittsburgh

    The bar was set so low. All she had to do was not set the podium on fire and it would be deemed a success. I am curious to see how she will do without a prepared speach on a teleprompter.

    September 3, 2008 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  3. B G

    Where are all the black people? Republicans against blacks or what?

    September 3, 2008 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  4. Greg Funk

    They say she is an expert at energy, she has a four year degree in Journalism!!

    September 3, 2008 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  5. Military Man

    It was a good speech.

    Bravo, Govenor ... you've come closer to winning over my support.

    September 3, 2008 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  6. THE TRUTH

    I feel sorry for her. She is getting ready to get tore out the frame by Obama's team. lol lol What was she thinking.

    September 3, 2008 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  7. Clinton, no, wait, McCain Supporter

    Say what you will. The Dems are in deep .... The reporters and "analysts" might think it's ugly, nasty, oh, so awful, but I bet America LOVES this.

    She hit it right on the head with her description of Obama. Community Organizer...I loved it. And Giuliani was dynamite! "Present" doesn't cut it in New York – and not in DC either!

    All the Obama lovers are squealing and bleating because at long last someone is giving it back to Obama!!

    September 3, 2008 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  8. Ms Wright

    Palin's speech was more a 1st lady speech

    She should have switched places with Cindy (clueless) Mccain

    Can't wait for the Debates

    Hope she's ready to fight, cause she throw alot of jabs....

    This is not gonna be pretty!!!

    Obama 08/12

    September 3, 2008 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  9. changing times

    She did not offer one solution, all she did was bash, bash and more bashing. The entire night was shameful and downright mean. Obama has treated her with dignity and respect. But then he is a respectful man.

    The country is in big trouble with these two and this party.

    Very condescending!!

    September 3, 2008 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
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