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Dick Morris: Palin an 'Unbelievable Superstar'

By Jim Meyers   |   Thursday, 04 Sep 2008 12:06 PM

Political analyst Dick Morris tells Newsmax that John McCain’s running mate Sarah Palin’s Wednesday night speech at the GOP convention was “absolutely magnificent.”

Morris responded to a point from Newsmax TV's Ashley Martella that while Morris had earlier in the evening said Palin should refrain from directly attacking Democrat Barack Obama, she had done so in a big way.

“She attacked him really well. I had no idea I was dealing with this unbelievable superstar,” Morris told Newsmax from St. Paul, Minn., the site of the convention,

“Normally when a woman candidate attacks a man, she risks coming across as shrill and strident. Instead, Sarah Palin is really kind of like a British politician who uses humor and sarcasm and wit and sass in a charming way to attack her opponent.

“When you can get someone laughing at your opponent, at that point it’s not strident.”

Asked to rate Palin’s overall performance, Morris declared: “Absolutely magnificent. It was wonderful. McCain is so fortunate to have her on the ticket.”

Morris observed that the Republican National Convention has “one fundamental purpose, which is to separate McCain from Bush and make McCain an acceptable alternative to Obama for people who are looking for change … I think Palin’s speech did that.”

Morris added: “As long as people feel there will be change either way, and that there will be a reformist spirit no matter who wins, then why should they take a chance on Obama with all the other problems he could have with inexperience, when they could go with McCain and get the same stuff?”

Dick Morris Interview on Newsmax TV

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