Political analyst Dick Morris tells Newsmax that the Democrats’ personal attacks on John McCain’s running mate Sarah Palin are going to “backfire massively.”
Speaking from St. Paul, Minn., site of the GOP convention, Morris told Newsmax’s Ashley Martella that the Democrats have staged a “really premature attack” on Palin.
“I think she is going to be very good when she starts speaking tonight at the convention,” Morris said. “People will look at her and say that’s why McCain picked her.”
Palin’s message will “resonate really well, particularly with women,” Morris observes.
“And then I think people are going to look back at these Democratic attacks and say they’re really smearing her.”
The Democrats have made a mistake by attacking Palin “when she has a chance to really redeem herself with a great speech at the convention,” said Morris.
“And once she does, I think this is going to backfire massively against the Democrats, the way they’re going after her on these personal issues … stuff that has nothing to do with her public record.”
Morris also said the Republicans “hid” President Bush by having him talk early in the evening, when most networks weren’t covering the convention.
“And he spoke by video, which is good because had he been there he would have had to be the center of attention and that would have hurt McCain.”
Morris called Joe Lieberman’s speech “great,” and said Fred Thompson’s address was “the best he’s ever given.”
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