McCain, Palin and Michigan

This just in from the Associated Press:

Sarah Palin questioned Republican presidential candidate John McCain's decision to abandon efforts to win Michigan, a campaign move she only learned about Friday morning when she read it in the newspapers.

In an interview with Fox News Channel Friday, the Alaska governor said she was disappointed that the McCain campaign decided to stop competing in Michigan. In an indication that the vice presidential candidate had not been part of the decision, she said she had "read that this morning and I fired off a quick e-mail" questioning the move.
Word of the McCain campaign's decision to move staff out of Michigan and stop advertising in the state broke around midday Thursday — the same day as Palin's vice presidential debate against Democrat Joe Biden. The campaign had decided Wednesday night that the $1 million a week it was spending in Michigan wasn't worth it with internal polls showing Democratic nominee Barack Obama approaching a double-digit lead.
It appears to me that Palin is not too involved in campaign decisions. I wonder if this is an indication of how much influence her vice presidency would have on a McCain administration?


  1. My opinion - Sarah Palin would run a better campaign than McCain. I do not know your political leanings but Obama will be disastrous for this country. Especially with Pelosi, Reid and all the rest of the liberals.
    If McCain were really serious about winning he should have gone after Obama months ago. There is certainly enough ammo to use against this person.
    He is much like Bush, he would like to get along with the Democrats. The Democrats do not give a rats ass what the Republicans want to do. They only want their power and as you have seen if you follow politics as closely as I do, they will stop at nothing to win the election and be all powerful. We will all pay the price for the socialist society we will have. I have told many of my Bush hating friends, "be careful what you wish for, or who you vote for" you may have to face the fact you made the wrong decision and it will than be too late.

  2. Interesting take anon.. I'd be interested in what you mean by this:

    "If McCain were really serious about winning he should have gone after Obama months ago."

    McCain has waged a nasty campaign complete with ads reminiscent of the swiftboat ads of 1984. Not sure he could have "gone after Obama" any more than he has.

    For me, I would rather that the candidates talk more about themselves than their opponent. These nasty campaign ads are just bad news.


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