Monday 8 September 2008 10.27am
I think this is good advice of the type that posters here have complained about, but it's a crucial dynamic in the US Election and if you don't consider it fair comment, kindly complain to Clive Crook who writes
in today's FT:
If only the Democrats could contain their sense of entitlement to govern in a rational world, and their consequent distaste for wide swathes of the US electorate, they might gain the unshakeable grip on power they feel they deserve... But the fathomless cultural complacency of the metropolitan liberal rules this out. The attitude that expressed itself in response to the Palin nomination is the best weapon in the Republican armoury. Rely on the Democrats to keep it primed. You just have to laugh.
McCain/Palin now has a 10-point lead among likely voters (USA Today)...of course this can reverse in a trice, but the simplest explanation is the immediate impact of Sarah Palin.