One especially jarring note I haven’t seen mentioned: Gov. Palin’s repeated references to “Obama.” Not “Barack Obama,” not “Sen. Obama,” not “Mr. Obama,” just the bare surname. My understanding of the conventions of American politics is that although journalists, and especially headline-writers, often refer to “Palin,” for example, other politicians always use full name or name plus title or name plus courtesy title.
Was there a single reference to “McCain” at the DNC?
Maybe putting lipstick on a Rottweiler doesn’t make a potential President. Just a thought.