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Palin's speech electrifies Marin conservatives

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Former conservative radio talk show host Melanie Morgan of Greenbrae said, 'Sarah Palin electrified the Republican Party and dazzled Americans. A star was born tonight.' (AP photo/Ron Edmonds)

Former conservative radio talk show host Melanie Morgan of Greenbrae didn't mince words in her assessment of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention Wednesday.

"Sarah Palin electrified the Republican Party and dazzled Americans," Morgan said. "She truly hit a home run. A star was born tonight.

"Her story was so compelling. I think she'll slay Joe Biden in any debate."

Newt Gingrich Smackdown on MSNBC

-Michelle Malkin Panic is setting in with Liberals, attacks intensifying

-Josh Trevino

...There is the Sarah Palin you saw on television, and there is the Sarah Palin I saw in the XCel Center here in St Paul, Minnesota. I don’t know how it played on TV. I don’t know what the news media said. I don’t know how the pundits assessed the speech. I don’t know what narratives the blogs are spinning. I only know what I saw. I only know what I felt. I only know what effect Sarah Palin had on the thousands of men, women and children assembled to hear her accept the Republican nomination for Vice President of the United States. I only know what word describes all that best.

The word is electric.

-Mark Tapscott

...It is difficult to imagine what else Gov. Sarah Palin could have done tonight to improve her performance. The key is that she has the same gift Reagan had - the ability to speak the ideas that unite and motivate the base in the everyday language of Middle America in a manner that reassures, inspires and entertains.

She and McCain still could lose in November, but what we witnessed tonight is so very reminiscent of the evening in 1964 when Reagan stepped up to the podium and delivered The Speech that launched his national political career. Palin's was not as philosophical or issue oriented, but she clearly established her claim as the emerging spokesman of a revitalized, insurgent, populist conservatism.

-Amanda Carpenter from Townhall.com

prediction: media is going to start calling Palin "cocky"

-Mike Gallagher "It's Official, America Loves Sarah"

 N.Z. Bear <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> was asked whether little Piper Palin licked her hand and smoothed her baby brother's hair?

"...She did indeed, and I immediately turned to my wife and said "She just won
the election, right there."

At the risk of getting too high on the cool-aid: if I were Barack, I'd be
extremely worried right about now...

Lori Byrd says:

Peggy Noonan's not on this email list is she?  She must be feeling pretty silly right now.   My blog post title is "So much for the redneck beauty queen mayor of a pissant town"  How much are they regretting that line of attack right now? 

Update II: Mark Tapscott has reaction, Melanie Morgan has a great Palin graphic, and there are some excellent comments being posted. I really like the one from Modean who recommends Biden wear a cup for the debate.