“I think she’s very good,” Clinton said, praising Palin on Ryan Seacrest’s Los Angeles-based radio show Friday morning. “It’s amazing: she’s been thrust into the national spotlight with very little preparation and I think that, all things considered, you saw a very composed and effective debater last night.”
Praise for Palin’s debate performance aside, Clinton reiterated her support for her former Democratic rivals during the morning radio interview and said “the real issue is who is better for America.”
I still think she’s voting for McCain/Palin.
Good. I was praying that the Loose Cannon would emerge:
“Not really, she didn’t,” Clinton said in response to a question from host Barbara Walters about whether Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y. wanted to join her one-time opponent on the Democratic ticket.
“The American people, for good and sufficient reasons, admire him,” Clinton said of McCain. “He’s given something in life the rest of us can’t match.”
When asked about Palin attracting Hillary voters, Bill says [video]:
We vote for some people because we identify with them on race or gender… Hillary never begrudged, for example, any African-Americans supporting Barack Obama and said, ‘Look I want my kids to know that they can grow up to be president and be whatever they wanted to be,’ So, you can’t tell someone else that the ground on which they make voting decision is irrational.”
Hillraiser, Lynn Forester de Rothschild, proudly announced her support for John McCain:
I love Wolf’s uncomfortable laughter at the end when she points out that he’s part of the media elite. Lynn demonstrates to the world how a Hillary-now-turned-McCain supporter should act when out in public. She’s the ying to Harriet Christian’s yang:
Here’s a sneak peak at part III of the Sarah Palin with Charlie Gibson. Here’s part of the quote, via HotAir:
“What determination, and grit, and even grace through some tough shots that were fired her way. She handled those well.”
Fanning the PUMA flames.
This is for you PUMA’s out there:
- Independent voters back McCain 50 – 43 percent, compared to 47 – 39 percent August 26 and 24 percent of those who backed Sen. Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary now support McCain, up from 14 percent August 26.
- Independent voters back McCain 47 – 43 percent, compared to a 42 – 38 percent Obama lead August 26, and 28 percent of former Clinton supporters now back McCain, compared to 23 percent last time.
- Among former Clinton supporters, 22 percent support McCain, compared to 25 percent August 26.
Here are the numbers:
Florida: McCain leads 50 – 43 percent, compared to 47 – 43 percent August 26;
Ohio: Obama is up 49 – 44 percent, compared to 44 – 43 percent last time;
Pennsylvania: Obama leads 48 – 45 percent, compared to 49 – 42 percent
With the exception of Ohio, McCain has been trending well. If McCain outperforms Obama in the upcoming debates or if Obama fumbles in the upcoming CNN forum, I think those OH numbers will move into red territory. Also, we’ll see how the Obama campaigns performs on the stump once it recalibrates itself and determines whether they will ignore or continue to attack Gov. Palin.