With all of “The Maverick” references used by Governor Palin last night, I thought that maybe I was tranported to my childhood years of watching too much Top Gun. Governor Palin definitely exceeded the expectations that everyone had for her given her dismal performance in recent network television interviews. She pretty much stuck to her talking points, stared straight into the camera, and tried her best to disassociate her running mate from the failures of the Bush administration. Joe Biden stayed on point and performed well. I think that he could have been a little more aggressive, but then again, he would run the risk of sounding patronizing or sexist. I also could have done without Governor Palin winking at the camera.
The polls indicate that Biden came out the clear winner, and I would agree. Check out his best answer of the night: