I think Palin is an idiot. Not because of SNL (though I did laugh at the skit) but because of the Couric interview. Come on people… that shit was painful.
She was a very risky pick, and I think that she isn’t going to pay off as much as the GOP and McCain thought she would. She’s just… too dumb. She may have some character strength going for her, but to be honest, she speaks likes she’s never even HEARD of half the issues!
If Palin were to step down today, and someone else were to step up, I might actually be convinced to vote McCain instead of Kermit/Snarff or some random third-party, as is my current polling day plan. There’s pandering to the Christian right, and then their putting someone COMPLETELY unqualified up for the vote.
Obama may be just as inexperienced, but even you guys can admit he’s INTELLIGENT. I may completely disagree with him a good 90% of the time (I like the way he views the trouble in Pakistan… that’s about it) but he still comes off as a Harvard educated, upstanding guy.
Palin… not so much.
As far as the debate goes, Biden WILL put his foot in his mouth, and young Liberal voters WILL love him for it. They see them as hilarious attacks, not gaffs that will hurt Obama in the swing states.
However, Palin is JUST AS LIKELY to say something absolutely uninformed, wrong, or bigoted, which will hurt McCain immensely with swing voters, and porbably women as well.