I watched Obama on Letterman Wednesday night. He was perfectly charming, warm and personable and he talked more sense than you'll ever hear out of John McSame. Obama needs to do more talk shows so people can see who he really is.
All 3 networks took McCain to task on the evening news for accusing Obama of calling Palin a pig. Olbermann played a series of clips where McCain used the same expression, including times when he was talking about Hillary's health care plan. Was he calling Hillary a pig?
On Letterman, Obama explained that if you really wanted to make an analogy of what he said, Palin is the lipstick and McCain is the pig. On the campaign trail, he said:
"I don't care what they say about me. But I love this country too much to let them take over another election with lies and phony outrage and Swift-boat politics. Enough is enough."
I heard one commentator say that the media's love affair with McCain is over.
Palin's full interview with Charlie Gibson is going to be on 20/20 Friday night. There'll be some teasers on the ABC network news Thursday and Friday. Let's hope good time Charlie asks serious questions and doesn't let her get away with nothing but sound bites.
Even Republicans are turning on McCain/Palin:
Former Republican Sen. Lincoln Chafee (R.I.) thinks that John McCain was irresponsible with his pick of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) as his running mate, calling her a "cocky wacko" that is "dangerous for the future."
"She is dangerous for the future of the country having such limited experience and sharing that aggressive, belligerent approach to the world," Chafee, who is co-chairman of "Republicans for Obama" said during an interview.
Andrew Sullivan, who also used to be a McCain supporter, explains why he's not morally fit to be president. Among other things:
He began his general campaign with a series of grotesque, trivial and absurd MTV-style attacks on Obama's virtues and implied disgusting things about his opponent's patriotism.
And then, because he could see he was going to lose, ten days ago, he threw caution to the wind and with no vetting whatsoever, picked a woman who, by her decision to endure her own eight-month pregnancy of a Down Syndrome child in public, that he was going to reignite the culture war as a last stand against Obama. That's all that is happening right now: a massive bump in the enthusiasm of the Christianist base. This is pure Rove.
I found the graphic here.