From a media standpoint, the Obama speech was utterly clobbered by Palin announcement

Ok, I’m not talking politics / policy–I’m talking news cycles.

This is a homerun for the Republicans.

Take a look at, BBC, NY Times, Washington Post, wherever. Who is on the top? Obama and yet another big speech to thronging masses of supporters, or McCain’s announcement of Palin to be his VP?

Obama’s speech was late last night–10pm on the East Coast, 9 Central. This is an hour after ‘primetime’s hot spot but was good enough to get into the morning papers. However, McCain’s announcement has turned EVERYONE into talking about Palin, good bad or otherwise. No one is talking about Obama’s speech. Right now–no one cares about his speech. It’s a Friday and no one is going to be talking about Obama over the weekend–they want to talk about the new new thing. The hot story for this weekend cycle is going to be Palin, not Obama.

Like I said, this isn’t politics–this is news cycles, and the Republicans really trounced Obama on this one.


Who is Sarah Palin?

Hotter than Hillary

Yea, I wasn’t that up on things this go round so I haven’t really looked at the short list of McCain VP candidates, but it appears that Alaska governor Sarah Palin is going to be named as McCain’s VP today in Dayton.

Plain is the governor of Alaska (good with NASCAR dads) and a mother of five (good with disgruntled Hillary types). She’s only 42 years old and was a beauty queen before working her way into politics, first as a mayor of a small town and then up to the governor’s mansion. She’s married to an Eskimo and her oldest son is serving in the Army in Iraq.

Definitely more of a buzz about her than Biden.