Let’s assume for the moment that the Republicans are going to keep Palin, and to a large extent McCain, protected from any questions from the press, and pretend that Palin’s ability to read a script off a teleprompter is the same as actually knowing anything about anything and that McCain can continue to claim the mantle of “straight talk” with a gag in his mouth.
Democrats could hope that the press will do its job and point those things out, or we could ask the Tooth Fairy to bring them the election. Those two counter-strategies should be equally efficacious.
But what would happen if Obama and Biden offered to go on every Sunday shows and every or morning news show that will have them? Do you think that the networks would turn them down in the name of balance? I don’t. Thus we either we smoke the Republicans out or we get our guys a bunch of free air time. And if Palin and McCain continue to hide, of course that’s something Biden and Obama can point out when they’re on the air.