"Palin's speech to the GOP National Convention on Wednesday has set it up so that the Republicans are now on offense and Democrats are on defense. And we don't do well on defense.
Suddenly, Palin and John McCain are the mavericks and Barack Obama and Joe Biden are the status quo, in a year when you don't want to be seen as defending the status quo.
From taxes to oil drilling, Democrats are now going to have to start explaining their positions.
Whenever you start having to explain things, you're on defense."
~ Willie Brown, "Palin Floats Like a Butterfly, Stings Like a Bee"
I watched both Senator McCain and Senator Obama on the Sunday political shows this morning. Obama was clearly defensive during his interview with George Stephanopoulos even commiting another gaffe that is already circulating around the internets. McCain, on the other hand, seemed pretty confident.