Thursday, September 18, 2008
No Longer An AssetHere's Nate Silver at FiveThirtyEight.com on the latest polls. Silver says McCain has two problems - first: his post-convention bounce was not "robust" and didn't survive the eruption of bad news from Wall Street.
McCain's other problem is that Sarah Palin may no longer be an asset to the ticket; in fact, she may be a liability. Averaging the candidates' favorability scores across four recent polls -- as one should always try and do when looking at favorability numbers since they can vary greatly depending on question wording -- Palin now has the worst net scores among the four principals in the race.Isn't it interesting? A man recklessly opposes regulatory oversight of the financial markets for 26 years and is surprised when things fall apart. That same man recklessly picks a lightweight running mate and is surprised that Americans are not impressed. Can we afford another reckless cowboy in the White House?
John McCain is not ready to be President of the United States of America.
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