Add one more big-time endorsement to the Obama/Biden ticket: the Anchorage Daily News. Ouch, ouch, and OUCH! The Anchorage Daily News had the following to say about its analysis of Palin’s qualifications – or lack thereof:
Yet despite her formidable gifts, few who have worked closely with the governor would argue she is truly ready to assume command of the most important, powerful nation on earth. To step in and juggle the demands of an economic meltdown, two deadly wars and a deteriorating climate crisis would stretch the governor beyond her range. Like picking Sen. McCain for president, putting her one 72-year-old heartbeat from the leadership of the free world is just too risky at this time.
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Last week, Colin Powell took the long-anticipated step of declaring which ticket he would support. In a cogent and well-reasoned statement, Powell publicly endorsed Obama and stated he would be voting for the Obama/Biden ticket. Of course, McCain has attempted to downplay the Powell endorsement.
The Anchorage News also had a few thoughts on Powell’s endorsement:
The unqualified endorsement of Sen. Obama by a seasoned, respected soldier and diplomat like Gen. Colin Powell, a Republican icon, should reassure all Americans that the Democratic candidate will pass muster as commander in chief.
Add to Powell’s endorsement, the backing of Christopher Buckley – as in the son of William F. Buckley, the patriarch of conservative thought – and you have another whammy. Christopher Buckley’s endorsement cost him his position at the National Review, something he no doubt expected after the furor his endorsement caused.
The nationally syndicated conservative columnist, Kathleen Parker, calls Palin “an embarrassment.” Now that has to hurt. Parker opined that she was at first really pulling for Palin as part of the McCain twosome. That is until she heard her talk and talk and talk. Parker quickly – and painfully – changed her mind coming to the conclusion that Palin was, well, just out of her league.
Seems these staunch Republicans have examined Palin and found her wanting. Hmm, maybe Palin will cancel her subscription to the Anchorage Daily News – if she has one.