Perhaps there is a grand strategy on the part of the Obama-Biden management team to tell the truth about Sarah Palin. If there is I hope it works because the present efforts to expose McCain and Sarah Palin are not working.
The simple fact that Palin has a unfavorable rating of 27%, Palin's Popularity Rises is clear evidence that the message is not getting through:
The first-term Alaska governor's favorability rating is also higher than the veteran Delaware senator's -- Palin's is 57 percent favorable, 27 percent unfavorable, while Biden's is 51 percent favorable, 28 percent unfavorable.
Palin's rating has improved since the Republican convention last week; it was 38 percent favorable, 21 percent unfavorable just after she was introduced.
We can take comfort that in the past week her unfavorable rating climber from 21% to 27%, but face it - among mere mortals any politician who smiles at the camera is destined for at least a 35% unfavorable rating.
Palin is vehemently anti-choice. She is tied into the good-old-boy pork barrel lottery. Look at her support for the Bridge-To-Nowhere, which she only opposed when she realized it was dead on arrival and made her look foolish. That combined with her ongoing support of policies that have brought economic ruin to millions of families ought to push her into the negative 40 range.
Meantime Obama-Biden plug along with two accurate but milquetoast ads noting the link between McCain and George W. Bush and questioning the so-called 'maverick' status of McCain and Palin.
They need to re-work those ads Republican style. That means male voices used for horror films and female voices dripping with sarcasm. The Republicans know how to run these ads - when the viewer has digested the sixty seconds there is no question that the attacked Presidential candidate is unfit to lead.
The beauty of all this is that the Democrats, unlike the Republicans, need only tell the truth:
McCain got us into Iraq.
McCain spent us into bankruptcy, chaos and inflation.
McCain-Palin support fiscal poilices to fleece the middle class.
McCain-Palin are anti-choice.
McCain-Palin are good old boys connected as much as George Bush to oil interests.
McCain-Palin "leadership" amounts to earmarks in the billions, endless wars, and loss of liberty.