Saturday, September 06, 2008

You Have to Be F**king Kidding Me

This is why I despair:

"New polling shows that the presidential race has tightened since Sarah Palin delivered her vice presidential acceptance speech on Wednesday.

Both the Gallup and Rasmussen daily tracking polls reported today that John McCain now narrowly trails Barack Obama.

Yesterday’s Gallup poll results of surveys conducted before the speech showed Obama with a 49 percent to 42 percent advantage over McCain. Today’s daily tracking poll showed that lead reduced to 48 percent to 44 percent.

On Tuesday, the poll reported Obama ahead 50 percent to 42 percent, the first time either candidate has reached the 50 percent marker.

While the Gallup shift from yesterday is not statistically significant, other surveys also appear to show public opinion moving toward the GOP following the party’s convention.

Rasmussen reported Friday that when "leaners” are included, Obama is ahead of McCain 48 percent to 46 percent. The same comparison on Thursday has Obama ahead by 5 percentage points.

Rasmussen also found that Palin’s favorable rating of 58 percent is now a point above that of both McCain and Obama. Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Biden is viewed favorably by 48 percent of those polled."


Based on WHAT????

Her ability to read a speech from a TelePrompTer?

Her demonstrated inability to provide moral and practical guidance for her teenaged daughter? (Why don't we just make Lynn Spears president if that's a qualifier, for God's sake.)

Her contempt for the Alaskan legislature's investigation into her possible illegal activities as Governor?

Her lying?

This is what I wonder about those of my fellow Americans who think Sarah Palin is someone to be admired: as Frasier asked a drinking buddy in an immortal episode of "Cheers," "What color is the sky in your world, Cliff?"


Anonymous said...

Demonstrating once again that we Americans prefer style over substance and sizzle over steak.

Joseph Tages said...

They prefer Palin as an excuse to vote Republican, or simply because they don't want Obama.

It's getting tighter, yeah. And if the GOP ticket wins, my faith in the collective mindset of this country will be blown to shreds along with yours and millions around the world.

However...we still have the debates. Watch Biden make mincemeat outta her on October 2. And McCain's so looking so tired by now that Palin is basically the face of the ticket. He won't stand three rounds against Barack.

I'm just as disgusted as the next guy about this "Palin Effect" and nothing bad about politics surprises me any more, but I still hold some faith left.