POLITICAL observations & opinions

* Harrop: Republicans should blame Palin, not the stock market

Posted by Lew Weinstein on October 23, 2008

Froma Harrop writes on realclearpolitics.com …

  • Independents like me wanted two things out of a McCain running mate. 
    • (1) A capable leader who could step into the top job should something happen to the not-very-young No. 1. 
    • (2) Someone who would temper McCain’s recent efforts to woo social conservatives. 
    • They got neither in the Alaska governor.
  • Sure, Palin gave him a bump in the polls right after the Republican convention. She gave a rousing speech, written by a crack speechwriter. 
    • But once on her own, Sarah Palin quickly displayed a shocking ignorance of world affairs and a general inability to talk coherently on policy matters. 
    • Her habit of dividing America — even individual states — into good and not-as-good sectors comes off as downright weird.
  • The McCain-Palin numbers started cratering about a week after the convention, which was two weeks before the stock market did.

Read the entire article at … http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/10/palin_drove_stake_into_centris.html


One Response to “* Harrop: Republicans should blame Palin, not the stock market”

  1. You know, while I’m certainly not unbiased (I’m pro-Obama), I could live with a McCain presidency. But a Palin Vice-Presidency (let alone Presidency!) scares the bejeebers out of me!

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