A former actor and a current turncoat didn’t add up to boffo ratings for the GOP. Nielsen reports the Republican’s drew 17% fewer viewers than the second night of the Democratic convention. It was so boring that Peggy Noonan and Mike Murphy forgot to take off their mikes after their chat with Chuck Todd. The hot Mike spilled what Peggy really thinks of the Palin nomination.
“It’s over,” said Noonan, and then responded to a question of whether Palin is the most qualified Republican woman McCain could have chosen.
“The most qualified? No. I think they went for this — excuse me — political bullsh** about narratives,” she said. “Every time Republicans do that … because that’s not where they live and it’s not what they’re good at and they blow it.”
Murphy chimed in:
“The greatness of McCain is no cynicism, and this is cynical.”