October 2nd, 2008
09:50 PM ET
6 years ago

Martin: Raise the bar for Palin and Biden

Sen. Biden and Gov. Palin will take center stage Thursday night.
Sen. Biden and Gov. Palin will take center stage Thursday night.

(CNN)–Expectations are high for Palin AND Biden. Many of you read my commentary this week on CNN.com and I haven’t changed my opinion.

I’m tired of Washington journalists continuing to say that the expectations are low, and the bar even lower, for Gov. Sarah Palin.

And the same goes for Sen. Joe Biden.

One of these two will be Vice President of the United States. How in the world do we tell our children every day to have high expectations in the classroom, but we should expect the vice president candidates to not raise their game? Nonsense.

It’s time for Biden and Palin to show America what they are really made of.

Bring it on!

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  1. Rocky Scott

    They need to step up, listen. Sarah is now a robot and know longer Sarah. She in the debate was totally on those cards. Joe was was also, but she was word for word looking down, reading the whole time. Those where not her words, she was just reading. She therefore did horrible. Joe looked like he was using most of his own words, he looked real. How in the world Roland, can Sarah say she doesn't have to answer aa question or ask to bring up a point then go right to her cards to read off them, some came right from Fox news.

    October 3, 2008 02:38 am at 2:38 am |
  2. Rocky Scott

    They need to step up, listen. Sarah is now a robot and know longer Sarah. She in the debate was totally on those cards. Joe was was also, but she was word for word looking down, reading the whole time. Those where not her words, she was just reading. She therefore did horrible. Joe looked like he was using most of his own words, he looked real. How in the world Roland, can Sarah say she doesn't have to answer aa question or ask to bring up a point then go right to her cards to read off them, some came right from Fox news. Deregulation, Part 1, how can she be allowed to skip questions and still ask for her own questions. She knew no one was going to say no to her, this is why Biden didin't care about the white flag deal. He wanted to come out clean and get her on the campaign trail.

    October 3, 2008 02:59 am at 2:59 am |
  3. Paula in CT

    It was a calculating move for McCain to put Ms. Palin on the R ticket. I mean to pull this woman all the way from Alaska no one knows – and I am thankful that Palin to prepare this last week, and through all the folksy, winking, foolery – you could still see where her comfort zones were and she stuck to her canned responses were canned and well rehearsed.

    I did not hear one thing from Palin about their policies and the big fix they were going to pull off to keep us out of this mess that has incorporated itself by way of the Republican policy up until this point. Can fix the future if you don't look and learn from past mistakes. If I heard her say Maverick and you betcha one more time....

    October 3, 2008 06:46 am at 6:46 am |
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