[FoRK] six weeks later [was Re: Breaking news: Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be McCain's veep]

Lucas Gonze lucas.gonze at gmail.com
Tue Oct 14 17:25:10 PDT 2008


http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/10/14/opinion/polls/main4522273.shtml

...
Twenty-one percent of voters say their opinion of the Republican has
changed for the worse in the last few weeks. The top two reasons cited
for the change of heart are McCain's attacks on Obama and his choice
of Sarah Palin as running mate.
...

On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 12:19 PM, Luis Villa <luis at tieguy.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 10:54 AM, Jeff Bone <jbone at place.org> wrote:
>>
>> If true, this is absolutely brilliant, an amazingly nuanced pick on McCain's
>> part, truly the perfect choice for him all things considered - far better
>> than Obama's choice of Biden (who I like for the most part, btw, but
>> nonetheless.  This speaks directly to McCain's judgment, his ability to
>> think out of the box, to act independently -wrt- the party kingmakers and
>> power brokers, and to balance multiple and conflicting interests in a
>> thoughtful way.
>
> Having now had the opportunity of six weeks of hindsight, I think we
> can safely say that 'brilliant' was not the right adjective.
>
> Good summary here:
> http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/14/bush-strategist-mccain-kn_n_134570.html
>
> former Bush strategist: "[McCain] put somebody unqualified on that
> ballot and he put the country at risk, he knows that."
>
> Luis
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