A reader writes:
Remember when Palin gave her 2008 convention speech? The parade of news anchors, pundits and columnists we call the MSM declared it a home run. Then the polls came out showing that, while she had energized the base, she had actually lost ground with that speech among independents, especially women who didn't fall for the winking and who really did not appreciate the snark. But by then the meme had already stuck: The Convention Speech Was a Great Speech.
The exact same thing is happening now. She gives an even snarkier speech, accompanied by even more accolades from the gallery. And this latest poll aside, very few in the press will notice that independents have once again been reminded of why they don't like her.
(Chart via Think Progress)