Concerning the expected emails he got from the left and from the right about his Palin Article:
But these were outnumbered–vastly outnumbered–by emails from ex- or wavering Democrats who say they feel disappointed or betrayed by the party’s spokesmen and advocates. Who knew this strand of opinion even existed?
I thought this was going to be a cake walk for Dems, but they just get so eager and stop trying to understand people who don’t already agree with them. (Not that I would ever make blanket generalizations.) When I saw Obama drop to 52 on intrade, I thought it was too low, but now I wonder. I guess I’m still a buyer, you know, in the world where I don’t actually have to put any money on the line. Electoral Vote still favors him, but it just goes against my grain to think I’m smarter than the market.
Update: Here’s Scott Adams with some insight:
Palin also has the benefit of making McCain look more presidential by comparison. Call it the Dan Quayle effect. By way of contrast, Obama is in the position of having a running mate who is clearly more experienced than him, just as smart, and lacks only charisma. That exacerbates Obama’s problem of looking like a celebrity and not a leader.