Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Walter: McCain's missed opportunities - National Journal- msnbc.com: "It's also clear that whatever opportunity Sarah Palin had to appeal to these white voters — especially women — has been lost. Unlike Hillary Rodham Clinton, who was already established as a 'polarizing figure,' Palin came in as a blank slate. She started out with the benefit of voters' doubt and had the chance to shape herself to fit the electorate. Yet instead of emphasizing her common bond with other hockey moms, she's been relegated to pit bull. And it's not helping her or McCain. The longer she's been on the attack, the greater the gap has grown in Obama's favor among women. Her disapproval ratings have gone up and her approval ratings have gone down."