Issues or Popularity

I’ve been thinking about writing, for some time, about the coming VP debate. “Palin won’t touch the issues,” I was going to say. “It will be a personality show. She’ll tell some cute stories and avoid saying anything of substance.”

The BBC beat me to it.

“She has an amazing ability to turn a 45 second answer into a folksy story… she’s never been forced to know the issues.”

Mr Halcro said Mrs Palin’s biggest strength is her ability to “fill the room with her presence”. (Palin: The great debater?)

The article goes on to suggest that the economic crisis might make a difference, that people might expect the candidates to know the issues.

And it’s clear Palin doesn’t know the issues:

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