Sarah Palin Has Proven To Be The Worst Vice Presidential Pick In American History

CNN confirms the obvious:

A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Sunday indicates that McCain’s running mate is growing less popular among voters and may be costing the Republican presidential nominee a few crucial percentage points in the race for the White House.

Fifty-seven percent of likely voters questioned in the poll say that Palin does not have the personal qualities a president should have. That’s up eight points since September. Fifty-three percent say that she does not agree with them on important issues. That’s also higher than in September.

What’s most interesting is there isn’t a lot to point to in what went wrong in the McCain campaign. Frankly, it’s kind of impressive he was able to run this strong given the financial crisis and Bush’s legacy. But damn, the whole shit house really went in flames when he selected Sarah Palin, over more experienced and likable women like Olympia Snow or less marginalizing moderate figures like Tom Ridge or Joe Liebermann. With that said, let’s recap what Sarah Palin has meant to the McCain campaign:

Sarah Palin has the highest negative ratings of any candidate in the 2008 election, is the most polarizing political figure in the current campaign, and is viewed as one of the most disliked politicians by independents and women (not to mention regarded as the least qualified)… and somehow she is supposedly the future of the Republican party?

By making Sarah Palin the face of reformed, post-Bush conservatism, the Republicans are showing they have learned nothing from the past 8 years. Palin as the figurehead of the new vanguard is a fitful protest from the radical elements of the Republican party that are unrelenting and inflexible about their own share of power within the party and the American political paradigm. Rather than thinking forward, these elements continue to live in the 2000 American political climate — one absent of real foreign and domestic issues, and thus beset by moral challenges set forth by the indiscretions of the Clinton administration.

But it is now 2008 and soon to be 2012, where the determination of Christian morality of 2000 and 2004 have given way to the foreign policy and economic realities of 2008. The Republican vision remains locked on legislating the perceived evils out of society while quixotically pursuing and pushing the foolhardy neoconservative agenda of the Bush administration. This vision runs in stark contrast to the direction envisaged by the majority of the American electorate, with Palin serving as a all-to-clear reminder to the American voter of the worst elements of the discredited neoconservative movement. The elevation of Palin as the keystone to the future of the GOP can be best described as the self-immolation of the Republican Party.

Enjoy what you read? Subscribe to Prose Before Hos via email or via RSS feed.

See Also: John McCain: Dishonest and Dishonorable, Quebecistan Terrorists Attack Our Dear Bible Spice, Sarah Palin doesn’t understand the First Amendment, Not The First Time, The Coming Republican Minority, Palin Continues to Hold McCain’s Head Under Water, John McCain mocks Sarah Palin on ‘SNL’: Funny or tacky?, Spread The Wealth Around, and Why Obama is going to win in a landslide.

[tags]sarah palin, sarah palin and the mccain campaign, sarah palin unfavorable ratings, sarah palin disliked, independent voters, perceptions of sarah palin, cnn poll, nytimes poll, new york times poll, negative ratings, 2008 campaign, john mccain, future of the republicans, GOP, republican party, polarizing figure, disliked politician, unqualified[/tags]


From The PBH NetworkHot On The Web
Hot On The Web