I was all ready to write about something that was on my mind when I signed in to my Google account and was taken in by a headline :
A fortnight ago, the Alaska governor was the toast of the town. A fortnight ago, the Alaska governor was the toast of the town. She had energized the Republican base and lit a fire under the campaign of GOP nominee John McCain.
I don’t usually follow the Christian Science Monitor, but, I was intrigued. Has the Moose-hunting, lipstick wearing hockey mom/ Governor lost her appeal?
According to the author of the CSM story,
Conservative opinion writers George Will and David Brooks have criticized her selection, and late last week, columnist Kathleen Parker, a former Palin supporter, wrote that the governor was “clearly out of her league” and should step aside.
What else is out there about Sarah?
In the Vancouver Sun
Sarah Palin is not qualified to be the American vice-president, let alone president, and her selection stems from the reckless leadership style of Republican presidential candidate John McCain, says a former U.S. national-security adviser.
“I do not see how in any fashion it is possible to argue that McCain took the long-term interests of the United States at heart in his [vice-presidential] choice,”
said Zbigniew Brzezinski, the national security advisor to former president Jimmy Carter, in a Vancouver interview Monday.
Another early newspaper endorsement for Barack Obama, and this one is as much a critique of John McCain, particularly his judgment in picking Sarah Palin as his running mate.
Endorsing a Democrat for president for the first time in 72 years, the Stockton Record in California praised Obama as an inspirational leader.
“He has demonstrated time and again he can think on his feet. More importantly, he has demonstrated he will think things through, seek advice, and actually listen to it,” the newspaper said in its Sunday editorial. “Obama is a gifted speaker. But in addition to his smarts and energy, possibly his greatest gift is his ability to inspire.”
Of McCain, the editorial compared him unfavorably to President Bush, saying “He tends to shoot from the hip and go on gut instinct. The nation cannot go through four more years of literally and figuratively shooting now and asking questions later.”
It also questioned the Republican for his surprise choice of Palin, who struggled in her interview last week with Katie Couric of CBS. “We worry he won’t have four years,” the editorial said. “If elected, at 72, he would be the oldest incoming president in U.S. history. He’s in good health now, we’re told, although he has withheld most of his medical records. That means Gov. Sarah Palin could very well become president. And that brings us to McCain’s most troubling trait: his judgment.
What does the American Public think?
Palin’s favorability numbers have gone down from 58 percent on Sept. 7 to 52 percent, according to the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll. The number of people who say she’s not qualified to be vice president is going up. Almost half the country, 49 percent, say she’s not qualified, compared to only 21 percent for Biden, according to the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll.
As for the debate that took place last week, the most recent is the USA Today/Gallup poll r
Stay tuned to see what happens after the debate between Palin and Biden this Thursday if you want to hear the people get vocal about the Republican choice.
Sen. Joe Biden and Gov. Sarah Palin , the vice presidential nominees will debate each other at 8 p.m. (CDT) Oct. 2 in the Washington University in St. Louis Athletic Complex, according to the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD).