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Sarah Palin thinks Obama has reason to be nervous about the VP debate tonight

Posted by Dr. Fay on October 11, 2012

Video retrieved from sarahnettoo.

Governor Palin talked with Megyn Kelly this morning about the Ryan/Biden vice presidential debate tonight.  Laura Byrne at the Daily Caller has a good writeup of the interview:

“I think who’s nervous tonight is Barack Obama,” Palin told Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly. ” [Obama] certainly wants to see the debate shift in terms of attention being deflected from his poor performance, his arrogance, his aloofness, his disconnection that he really exuded in his own debate performance last week.”

The former Alaska governor admitted she does not reminisce about her own debate with Vice President Joe Biden four years ago.

“I’ve never seen clips of the debate. I’ve never watched any of those reruns from four years ago, from the acceptance speech to the debate or anything. No, life goes on. You move forward, and I don’t rehash the past,” Palin said.

Palin said her debate prep was intense, with aides handing her stacks of cards filled with information about running mate John McCain’s voting record.

“Campaign operatives wanted me to memorize many, many, many, in fact all of those facts and pieces of data,  so that my message would coincide with John McCain’s. At the end of the day, though, that VP debater has just got to be themselves.”

Read more.

As the 2012 debate approaches, there has been a lot of speculation on how Ryan’s performance will compare with Governor Palin’s in 2008.  Politico posted what appears to be a flashback article on  the 4th anniversary of the Palin/Biden debate.  In his review of past vice presidential debates, David Jackson at USA Today wrote:

2008 — Perhaps the most anticipated debate in political history, certainly among vice presidential contests.

The fascination with the suddenly famous Sarah Palin — going up against veteran Biden — drew some 70 million television viewers, the largest audience ever for a vice presidential debate.

“Can I call you Joe?” asked the first-term Alaska governor during the opening handshake.

But there is nothing like seeing the Palin/Biden debate for oneself.    Here is the full Palin/Biden debate as shown on CSPAN1.

Video retrieved from CSPAN.

The transcript of the 2008 vice presidential debate can be found here.

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