The media likes nothing so much as a “do you still beat your wife” question.
But that question only works if the person you ask it of responds the way you want them to.
The media now asks EVERY Republican they interview some variant of this question: “Do you believe that Sarah Palin was the most qualified person for the job.”
The answer MUST be: Is Barack Obama the best qualified person the Democratic Party could find?
Is Barack Obama, a first term senator who was still “community organizing” just a few years ago, REALLY the BEST the Democratic Party can come up with?
Is Barack Obama qualified for the job or is he by any historic measure Dangerously Unqualified?
The McCain campaign MUST put the focus on Obama. They MUST use the questions intended to undercut Palin to instead reveal Obama for the callow youth he is.
Any martial arts instructor knows that you use your opponent’s energy and momentum AGAINST him.
We can win this argument but ONLY if we do it in sharp crisp phrases that voters who will not investigate these stories can understand.