Yepsen on McCain and Palin

David Yepsen of The Des Moines Register isn’t impressed with the Republican ticket:

Last week, Democrats succeeded at wrapping the nation’s economic troubles around McCain, who was trying to reinvent himself. But the born-again, pro-regulation populist didn’t help himself by saying the economic fundamentals were sound. That came on top of an earlier statement in which he said the economy isn’t his strong suit.

And Sarah Palin’s effect may be peaking. She seems uncomfortable in the rare interviews she grants. She doesn’t leave you with the impression she’d be any more competent to handle the nation’s economic anxieties than its foreign relations. Yes, she may be pro-family and a mom with five kids. That’s great but Americans are looking for someone to handle Wall Street and Iraq, not Bristol and Track.

Then the McCain campaign rolled out a Hillary Clinton supporter, Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild, to endorse McCain and accuse Obama of being elitist.

Is being attacked as an elitist by a de Rothschild more like the pot calling the kettle black, or putting lipstick on a pig?

After the week McCain had, Obama should crack open the Chateau Lafite and watch some polo.

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