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Tom of Temecula

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Fri Mar 8, 2024, 09:59 AM Mar 8

'Republicans made a mistake': Pollster identifies GOP's biggest blunder on Biden SOTU [View all]

Sarah Longwell, a one-time Republican pollster who has kept her distance from the party ever since the emergence of former President Donald Trump, said the GOP made a grievous error by setting expectations so low for President Joe Biden's State of the Union response.

Appearing on CNN Friday morning, Longwell said that Biden delivered an excellent address by any standard, but she added that its impact was enhanced because Republicans had spent so many months writing off Biden as a doddering invalid on the cusp of death's door.

"Last night, what he said was for the Democratic base," Longwell explained. "But how he said it was for swing voters who needed to see that this guy was all there, that he could do the job. And I told you yesterday when I was on the show, the Republicans have made a mistake because they set the bar at dementia."

Longwell said that the sharpness of Biden's address made he easily cleared that bar and added that "if that's what dementia looks like then I hope that's how I have dementia when I'm older because he was on his game." Longwell also said that the Republican reaction to Biden's address showed that he was on top of his game.


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He spanked them good, real good. Been waiting for him to step out and he came with an A+ game. marble falls Mar 8 #1
He didn't even wait... 2naSalit Mar 8 #7
The smell was coming from Johnson's freshly shit in pants 💩👖. rubbersole Mar 8 #29
Yes he did Roc2020 Mar 8 #9
Yes he did Marble Falls...real good Rec Demsrule86 Mar 8 #24
Democrats need to use clips from the SOTU next to clips of Trump's confused word salads at his rallies. Lonestarblue Mar 8 #2
Pretty sure... 2naSalit Mar 8 #4
TLP? ShazzieB Mar 8 #40
The Lincoln Project. 2naSalit Mar 8 #42
Oh, that's right! 🤦 ShazzieB Mar 8 #44
It's okay... 2naSalit Mar 8 #45
If you lie all the time about someone you are sure to get caught by the truth. rgbecker Mar 8 #3
Trump projects his flaws onto other PJMcK Mar 9 #57
Local talk radio was spinning like crazy this morning underpants Mar 8 #5
Have there been any angry, all caps tweets from you-know-who? llmart Mar 8 #16
What is TSF? IbogaProject Mar 8 #18
TSF - the sick f*ck UniqueUserName Mar 8 #19
perfect IbogaProject Mar 8 #20
I like that one too!!! COL Mustard Mar 9 #56
He called President Biden "angry" and "crazy". lol DemocraticPatriot Mar 8 #22
WRVA listeners have a completely different reality underpants Mar 8 #23
TSF is just jealous because "angry and crazy" is HIS brand! ShazzieB Mar 8 #41
He'd better believe Mr.Bill Mar 9 #53
Did you see that political show that NJCher Mar 9 #55
Not for long...Soros is buying Audacy. This will give right wing talk radio a run for their money. Demsrule86 Mar 8 #25
I haven't heard our local station mention that underpants Mar 8 #30
More rwnj projection Marthe48 Mar 8 #6
Hey, rawstory, do you actually have something like an editor? "on the cusp niyad Mar 8 #8
Yeah, and what's with the Farmer-Rick Mar 8 #15
RawStory eats raw stories and excretes them out as crappy brown click bait. . . . . . . nt Bernardo de La Paz Mar 8 #28
Raw Story is a mess - badly-written clickbait parasitizing other news outlets. Ocelot II Mar 8 #27
They did the same thing 4 years ago Johnny2X2X Mar 8 #10
We made the same mistake with Reagan over and over again BeyondGeography Mar 8 #11
Bush as well NYC Liberal Mar 8 #14
My recollection is happy feet Mar 8 #21
you're not wrong, but... cab67 Mar 8 #36
That was framed as airhead B-movie actor blah blah blah BeyondGeography Mar 8 #37
fair enough cab67 Mar 8 #39
For anyone who's watched him this was not surprising! cilla4progress Mar 8 #12
Someone on Morning Joe made that assessment too. They set the bar too low. LiberalFighter Mar 8 #13
Exactly! Martin68 Mar 8 #17
"Republicans had spent so many months writing off Biden as a doddering invalid Rocknation Mar 8 #26
It sounds like the Republicans convinced themselves they were running a 1000 yard dash against a double amputee DFW Mar 8 #31
Biden rocked it! DownriverDem Mar 8 #32
Yes they did. He is a master politician, not a burned out so called billionaire. republianmushroom Mar 8 #33
Maybe that's why he skipped the Super Bowl pre-game interview. Qutzupalotl Mar 8 #34
As Sun Tzu said in The Art of War: Qutzupalotl Mar 8 #35
It's the same mistake Democrats made with Reagan in 1980 DavidDvorkin Mar 8 #38
An made "dr" Hur look like a Complete partisan Idiot. Cha Mar 8 #43
I think she is right, lol. BootinUp Mar 8 #46
It's never a good idea to believe your own ppress releases. soldierant Mar 8 #47
"(T)hey set the bar at dementia." Gore1FL Mar 8 #48
Person man woman camera tv. Someone thought he needed to take that test. *3 years* ago. unblock Mar 8 #51
I'm not a conspiracy theory person, but... Climate Crusader Mar 8 #49
I'm pretty sure the sandbagging happened at Faux Noise FakeNoose Mar 8 #52
*impact was enhanced because Republicans had spent so many months writing off Biden elleng Mar 8 #50
Republicans are ignoring a fundamental principle of politics DFW Mar 9 #54
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