Sunday, August 31, 2008

On the Road with Sarah Palin and Joe Biden

Marc Ambinder reports that Sarah Palin was booed when she mentioned Hillary Clinton in Pennsylvania, and she dropped reference to her in a speech she gave in Missouri.

First Read observes:
It is unclear why the campaign cut the paragraphs, which were widely praised Friday for appealing to Clinton supporters who may feel disenfranchised by the Obama campaign.
My guess is that they weren't getting the mileage out of it with the home crowds, since Hillary has never been an exceptionally popular figure among the Republicans (one of the reasons I like her so well) and "disenchanted" Hillary supporters are not all that enchanted with McCain-Palin, so they're not showing up to cheer Clinton at McCain rallies.

It's interesting to note that Sarah Palin's mother-in-law doesn't know that she will vote for her daughter-in-law. Faye Palin says:
I'm not sure what she brings to the ticket other than she's a woman and a conservative.
Meanwhile, the hometown team was in Ohio today. Biden observed:
There’s a gigantic — gigantic difference between John McCain and Barack Obama, and between me and, I suspect, my vice presidential opponent. Well there’s obvious differences — she’s good looking.
A woman apparently shouted out that Biden was "gorgeous." Biden replied that he hadn't heard that in a "long time."


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