nnb - apparently Palin is dragging McCain down. She has had some spectacularly bad interviews where she has demonstrated the depth of her ignorance about a whole range of topics and polls now suggest an increasing number think she's too inexperienced for office. And yes, Obama is doing better out of the economic crisis I think (well that's what they said on Today the other morning - I also struggle to keep up!)
I hate Palin. Some Republicans can enter into an intelligent discussion about policy matters without resorting to emotive language, but Palin isn't just stooopid. She's ignorant, out of her depth and shallow.
I was watching the BBC the other day and they were doing interviews with the "working America" and I was so shocked with the comment made by one woman who said that she would not vote for Obama because "he is a closet racist" so not doubt that type of person will lap up this story.
Well, McCain has no-one to blame but himself. Apparently he had hardly met her when he named her his VP. She really doesn't help herself and she needs some serious public speaking and interview coaching.
Did you see the Tina Fey SNL skit on her? So good.
Agree with SaintRiven, we all think she's appalling as does liberal East/West coast USA, but the middle ground USA moms just love her. It's easy to be convinced by the press here that the USA thinks the same as us, they don't. A lot of the USA would welcome a Vice President (and possibly President) like Sarah Palin(not interested in foreign policy) and the Obama jibe will probably enhance her. Scary stuff. I wouldn't imagine the vast majority of the USA actually watch Tina Fey on her programme.
I'm from the Midwest - born and raised in Indiana, yee ha. Indiana has Evan Bayh and Dick Lugar (Republican but by any accounts an excellent and knowledgable man) as senators, so not all bad. Of course, Indiana brought you Dan Quayle as well.
But to reassure you: to say I don't like Palin is an understatement of epic proportions.