Well, the Palin bounce for McCain is over. The poll trends are are mostly in Obama's favor again and when I last checked the RCP poll average, Obama had a very slim lead with the polls with McCain being ahead being largely the older polls about to drop out of the average. State by state trends are starting to move in Obama's favor too.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
At the same time, the fly in the Palin ointment is beginning to emerge. As soon as Palin and McCain started doing separate events, the press immediately started comparing the turnout and energy of their respective audiences. Morning Joe on MSNBC talked about it for a while this morning. Also, the press is beginning to ask the "where's the beef" question about Palin. Morning Joe on MSNBC showed a clip of Palin in a "town hall meeting" with a picked crowd of Republicans. One woman asked her to "give some specific examples of your foreign policy experience." Palin's reply was "I'm prepared. I know I'm prepared and if we are blessed to be elected, I know I can do that job. And if you want to ask me specifics you go right ahead. You can even play stump the candidate." (crowd applauds and Palin moves on to the next question).
Now that the economy is the story it is becoming increasingly clear that not only is Obama better prepared to handle economic problems through inspiring us but he's got more substance too.
Posted by Raised By Republicans at 5:33 AM