I have to give Joe Biden a lot of credit. Palin was a formidable opponent-- chirpy, perky, cynically nasty, on talking points. But Joe cut right through and kept going after John McCain.
Then, when she brought up children and hockey moms, Joe responded as a single father, and, holding back tears, his heart came through. Palin didn't skip a beat, didn't notice and ignored Joe's moment of pain. That may have been the most powerful moment of the debate, when it came through loud and clear to all the Moms, all the widows and widowers and parents who'd lost children, that Palin was a lot of fluff, with no stuff and no heart.
As Joe said, the rest was prologue.
The debate was never something Joe was expected to win, but he did. Sure, McCain's supporters will continue lying about the debate as they've lied about so much, but America saw. Independents and undecideds saw. Even some Palin supporters surely saw. And Joe Biden did the unexpected-- he won the debate by being disciplined, staying focused on the target-- McCain-- and unintentionally, by just being himself, and showing his heart and almost his tears, he shredded Sarah Palin.
Way to go Joe.
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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project.
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