Thursday, November 6, 2008
Winners And Losers!
Arianna Huffington: The Winners and Losers of Campaign '08
via The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com by Arianna Huffington on 11/6/08
The Davids - Axelrod and Plouffe: they spearheaded a near flawless campaign.
Katie Couric: her multi-part interview with Sarah Palin was the turning point in how the country saw Palin -- and by extension John McCain. And she did it in a way that left no room for accusations of being unfair or playing "Gotcha!"
Colin Powell, Scott McClellan, Ken Adelman, Chris Buckley, Kenneth Duberstein, et al: crossing party lines to endorse the eventual winner can't hurt the rep.
Saturday Night Live: went from "Is that still on?" to Must See TV (or, at least, Must See on YouTubeTV)
Tina Fey: her take on Palin was pitch perfect; a comedy mugging for the ages. And with Palin's obvious weight loss during the campaign, she ended up looking more and more like her 30 Rock doppelganger.
Sarah Palin: lost an election but there has to be a reality show in her future.
Michelle Obama: smarts, grace, style, charm, and a serious "good mommy" vibe -- she's got the whole package.
The View: went from gal chat to political headline maker.
MSNBC: Keith, Rachel, Chris... they sent a collective tingle went up the leg of progressive viewers everywhere.
The Internet: click here.
Joe Lieberman: failed to deliver Democrats, independents, or Jews. And on the way to losing his committee chairmanships.
Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Dick Morris, and hate-mongers everywhere: the stink didn't stick to Obama but it stuck to them.
Bill Clinton: it's gonna take a lot of work to repair the rep.
John McCain: see Bill Clinton.
Liddy Dole: see Clinton and McCain. Her "Godless" ad will be taught in What Not to Do poli sci classes for a century.
George W. Bush: the repudiation of his presidency was overwhelming and across-the-board.
The Republican Party: the emptiness of its philosophic underpinnings was exposed for all to see.
Joe the Plumber: the clock just hit 15 minutes, and the wakeup call will not be pleasant. Joe the Plumber, meet Clara Peller ("Where's the beef?!").