This is not going to be popular here, but I think Palin is giving a great speech. It's not great in the sense that it's saying the things that we want to hear. It's not great in the sense that it's right. It's not great in the sense that we don't think we can't explain our way out of the things she is saying.
But it's great in the sense that it hits the core of the republican message. If you were a Martian and just landed here to listen to this speech, I bet you'd be voting Republican.
And that's the point. For the hard core Republican, this will seriously wake up the base. For the low information voter, this will give them alot of feel good patriotism to chew on. They will forget, for awhile, that the "reform" that she is preaching is reform of the last 8 years of her party screwing up the country. They will forget, for awhile.
Now, let's see what we can do.